I talked with Jefferson Smith, co-host of "XRAY in the Morning" on Portland community radio station station XRAY.FM (KXRY), about the problems with Measure 110, Oregon’s near-total drug legalization measure.
Measure 110 removes any ability of the courts to compel treatment for people using hard drugs. It will make possession of a three-day supply of any hard drug (ie, fentanyl, meth, heroin -- different amounts for each, about a typical three-day supply) subject to the equivalent of a parking ticket. There's absolutely no new funding for treatment. The proponents claim uncertain marijuana revenues will provide for treatment 24-hours a day across the state. That's simply not going to happen.
The interview is here on SoundCloud.
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