Among other changes, the ballot initiatives would recriminalize the possession of drugs like fentanyl and would make addiction treatment a requirement.
Author: KGW Staff
Published: 2:28 PM PDT September 18, 2023
Updated: 9:08 PM PDT September 18, 2023
PORTLAND, Oregon — A coalition of Oregonians are pushing to make significant changes they say would “fix and improve” controversial Measure 110. The group filed ballot initiatives on Monday, proposing a number of modifications to the measure.
Voters overwhelmingly passed Measure 110 in 2020. When it became law, the measure decriminalized user amounts of drugs, including fentanyl and methamphetamine, while gradually redirecting cannabis tax dollars toward drug treatment organizations. But funding for drug treatment was slow to distribute and drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the past few years. A recent survey found 56% of voters want the drug decriminalization and treatment measure repealed completely.