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on April 2, 2024 in World News

Oregon’s Democrat Governor Signs Bill Recriminalizing Hard Drugs amid Overdose Crisis

by Amy Furr Oregon’s Democrat governor signed a bill on Monday that restores criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs as the problems of addiction and overdose plague residents across the state. In February, Gov. Tina Kotek declared a state of emergency in Portland as the number of fentanyl overdoses skyrocketed a few years after drug use was decriminalized in the state, Breitbart News reported. Meanwhile, NBC News reported Monday the recently signed law stipulates that possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin or methamphetamine, will be deemed a misdemeanor. Oregon’s Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek on Monday signed into...

by Amy Furr Oregon’s Democrat governor signed a bill on Monday that restores criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs as the problems of addiction and overdose plague residents across the state. In February, Gov. Tina Kotek declared a...

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