IP44-Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act

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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
IP44-Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act

Karen James speaks with Anthony Johnson, Chief Petitioner for IP44, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act which has just qualified for the November 2020 ballot. Oregon ranks nearly last in the nation for access to drug treatment, yet about one in 11 people in Oregon suffer from a substance abuse disorder. If Oregonians pass IP44, it will use funds from Oregon’s existing marijuana tax to expand access to treatment and recovery services instead of arresting people for low level possession of drugs.

https://yesonip44.org/

Oregon Criminal Justice Commission draft impact statement https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-drug-decriminalization-measure-will-reduce-racial-disparities-and-save-money-state-officials-say/

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