One U.S. State Has Now Decriminalized Hard Drugs
As we wait to find out who won the United States Presidential election, one state has decriminalized a variety of hard drugs.
When states started allowing medical and recreational marijuana legal, I didn't really have a problem with that. Now I think a state has gone to far.
According to WOOD, Oregon voters have passed a law that allows user amounts of hard drugs and recovery treatment instead of getting jail time. The proposal is called "measure 110."
This is a much different approach to the war on drugs and might send out the wrong message for people who use cocaine,heroin, LSD, oxycodone among other types of drugs. This might draw addicts from other states to move to Oregon for the relaxed laws on hard drugs.
Psilocybin mushrooms have been used in therapeutic medicine and now legal in Oregon. Odds are the rise in recreational use will shoot through the roof. Similar to when a state makes recreational or medical marijuana legal, that state and neighboring states always see a rise in use. Magic mushrooms are a lot different than marijuana and will spread to other states.
If you are caught with personal use drugs will get the option of a $100 fine or a health check up that could lead to getting treatment for drug use. I don't know about you but this doesn't seem like a good idea except for maybe drug addicts.
According to WOOD, Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton said, "measure 110 is an idea that on the surface might sound appealing or compelling, but when you look into it, it's a very dangerous measure."
I certainly hope that Michigan or any other state for that matter doesn't follow Oregon's lead on this type of law. These highly addictive drugs are already a problem and a law like this could only worsen it with slaps on the wrist.