by: Elise Haas
Posted: Sep 19, 2023 / 10:54 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2023 / 11:14 PM PDT
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Measure 110, Oregon’s controversial law that decriminalized hard drugs, has been the cause of great debate over the last few years. While there has been wide support for all of the funding that it provides to increase access to free addiction treatment, there is disagreement on what will motivate people to get sober.
On Monday, one group filed a ballot initiative to change aspects of Measure 110. However, the initiative still has a way to go before gathering signatures or making it to the ballot.
Overall, those who support the measure and those who oppose it have a shared goal of getting people with addiction into treatment and minimizing harm along the way. However, they have competing ideas of what that should look like and what will drive results.