drug policy

After Decriminalizing Hard Drugs, Oregon Plans to Spend $270M on Treatment

A year after Oregon decriminalized hard drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, $30 million has been distributed to drug treatment centers – and many people have avoided a criminal record. Now the state is about to spend another $270 million to expand treatment options. Kellen Russoniello of the Drug Policy Alliance talks more about why Oregon reduced restrictions on drugs in 2020.