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Oregon votes to decriminalize “non commercial” amounts of heroin, meth, cocaine and other drugs

Oregon has voted for a measure to decriminalize possession of small amount of several drugs including heroin, meth and cocaine.

The Drug Policy Alliance celebrated by tweeting “Oregon made history tonight by becoming the first state to decriminalize drug possession! Our c4 @DrugPolicyAct led this campaign with @voteYESon110 to make this visionary initiative a reality! This victory is truly transformative.”

According to The Hill “With more than 70 percent of expected votes reported on the Oregon state website, Measure 110 lead with nearly 60 percent of the vote. The ballot measure would mean that the possession of a “non-commercial” amount of a number of drugs, which varies in amount by type, would be punishable by no more than a $100 fine. Violators can also opt to complete a health assessment for drug addiction instead of paying a fine.”