2 April 2024
By Brandon Drenon, BBC News

Oregon has approved a state law that recriminalises drug possession.

The law rolls back an experimental policy – the most liberal drug measure in the US – that made possession for personal use a ticketed offence with a fine up to $100 (£76).

The new legislation penalises those possessing small amounts of drugs with probation, and up to 180 days in jail.

The governor said the state still aims to provide a path for drug treatment, rather than punishing drug users. Read more.