By The Editorial Board
Jan. 29, 2024 6:38 pm ET
American federalism has many virtues, not least the ability to learn from bad state policy experiments. A case in point is Oregon’s current rethinking of its drug decriminalization policy that has led to a surge in addiction, overdoses and homelessness.
In 2020 58% of Oregonians supported Measure 110, which effectively decriminalized drug use, including heroin, oxycodone and methamphetamine. But an August survey by Emerson College Polling found that 56% of Oregonians now want to repeal the measure, and Democrats are feeling the political heat.