Make Sense, Not War

by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Wednesday, September 06, 2023, 11:44 (26 days ago) @ Little Guy

The citizens of the state of Oregon voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of recreational drugs in 2020 with violators being given the option for treatment or a $100 fine. The results have been nothing short of horrendous. The police in Portland completely stopped enforcing any drug violations - dealing is still a crime - and promised mental health services have been unbearably slow to be implemented. It sounded like a nice idea but backup services need to be in place before such a scenario is implemented anywhere else.

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