Drugs law up for vote
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.