Sunday Mirror

Drugs law up for vote

- Society · Oregon · University of Oregon · United States of America · Narcotic Drugs

VOT­ERS in Ore­gon are be­ing asked to de­cide whether to de­crim­i­nalise the pos­ses­sion of small amounts of hard drugs, in­clud­ing heroin and co­caine.

Mea­sure 110 aims to ex­pand ac­cess to drug treat­ment and re­cov­ery ser­vices in place of do­ing jail time.

If ap­proved, it would be the first leg­is­la­tion of its kind to be passed in the US. Op­po­nents say it risks nor­mal­is­ing the most dan­ger­ous drugs.

The vote on Tues­day co­in­cides with the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

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