Drug treatment, decriminalization measure officially certified for ballot

Oregon voters will decide in November whether to expand access to drug…
August 19, 2022
Measure 110 does not legalize drugs. Rather, it decriminalizes small amounts of drug possession as part of a shift to a health-based approach to addiction.

Ballot Measure Stresses Treatment, Not Jail Time For Drug Possession

By: Ben Botkin Oregon voters will decide on a ballot measure in…
August 17, 2022

Act for Change

By Chris Hecht COVID-19 is on the rise in Oregon. People need…
August 6, 2022
Oregonians are responding to overlapping public health emergencies — the addiction crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and health disparities stemming from structural racism.

Measure Will Reduce Racial Disparities And Save Money, State Officials Say

reduce convictions for drug possession by about 91 percent...
July 27, 2022
Members concluded it would reduce convictions for drug possession by about 91 percent...

Oregon lawmakers request first-ever racial impact analysis for drug decriminalization initiative

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July 25, 2022
There would be a significant decrease in misdemeanor and felony drug possession convictions across demographic groups

125,000 signatures and counting

Oregon Initiative Proposal 44 would create the Drug Addiction and Recovery Act.…
March 10, 2022
Addiction services get a big push toward the ballot

Campaign ahead of schedule in making drug treatment resources a reality

Organizers have already exceeded...
March 9, 2022
Organizers have already exceeded the hundreds of thousands of signatures required to qualify.

Proposed initiative would make drug treatment more widely available

The proposed initiative would...
March 8, 2022
"We have to stop being naive that we can think that we can continue to incarcerate ourselves out of this issue."

Oregon Ballot Initiative Prioritizes Health over Punishment for Drug Use

Groundbreaking...
March 5, 2022
Oregon Ballot Initiative Prioritizes Health over Punishment for Drug Use

IP 44 launches a new vision of drug treatment and recovery in Oregon

"...we're still doing the same thing, treating addiction as a moral failing…
March 2, 2022
"...we're still doing the same thing, treating addiction as a moral failing instead of like a medical illness."

Campaign begins for drug treatment ballot measure

Rather than arrests, addicted Oregonians would have more access to treatment.
March 1, 2022
Rather than arrests, addicted Oregonians would have more access to treatment.
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