Drug Decriminalization in Oregon

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News Story Source: https://www.fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger
People were absolutely shocked and outraged over such a suggestion, especially when I would say that hard drugs like cocaine and heroin should be legalized. Many people would call in to attack me.

Not so today. Drug legalization in on the table of discussion and debate. Moreover, many states have legalized or decriminalized possession and distribution of marijuana.

Now, in a statewide vote Oregon has taken the matter one step further. It has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine and heroin. It's not full legalization, which is the ideal from a freedom standpoint, but it's a giant step in finally ridding our nation of the scourge of the drug war.

More than 100 organizations supported the Oregon measure, including the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Oregon Nurses Association, Oregon School Psychologists' Association, Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, and the ACLU. 

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