Thursday, July 13th, 2017

 

Oregon Legislature Just Voted To Decriminalize Most Drugs

Oregon, back in 1973, was the very first state to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. State voters legalized medical marijuana in 1998, and recreational use in 2015. Now Oregon is moving towards becoming the first state to decriminalize personal use amounts of such drugs as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy (MDMA). Another bill would lower the penalty for some drug-related property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. These two landmark bills were approved by the Oregon Legislature last week and will go to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown for herRead More