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Drug decriminalization Measure 110 becomes law Monday: Here’s what it does

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Measure 110, which will decriminalize personal possession of small amounts of drugs, making it a violation much like a traffic ticket, becomes law on Monday.

Here's the details of what it does:

Ballot Measure 110 does not make possession of drugs legal. It just decriminalizes personal possession of illegal drugs.

It reclassifies possession of small amounts of drugs as a civil violation, like a traffic offense. The penalty becomes a $100 fine, which a person can avoid by agreeing to participate in a health assessment.

The measure makes it a non-criminal violation, like a traffic ticket, to possess the following:
• Less than 1 gram of heroin
• Less than 1 gram, or less than 5 pills, of MDMA
• Less than 2 grams of methamphetamine
• Less than 40 units of LSD
• Less than 12 grams of psilocybin
• Less than 40 units of methadone
• Less than 40 pills of oxycodone
• Less than 2 grams of cocaine

The measure also reduces from a felony to a misdemeanor simple possession of substances containing:
• 1 to 3 grams of heroin
• 1 to 4 grams of MDMA
• 2 to 8 grams of methamphetamine
• 2 to 8 grams of cocaine

Selling, distributing and manufacturing these drugs remains illegal -- and if convicted, you will go to jail.

The measure, which passed with more than 58% voter approval, also funds health assessments, addiction treatment, harm-reduction efforts and other services for people with addiction disorders, OPB reports.

Funding those programs will come through the reallocation of tens of millions of dollars generated by Oregon’s cannabis tax.

The measure also is expected to generate savings in the criminal justice system because of fewer drug arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations. Those savings would be redirected into a new state fund for treatment and other services.

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    1. Absolutely true 😊. You said it for sure. I could not agree with you more.
      Somewhere in the distance there’s hope I think anyway but this decriminalization of hard dangerous narcotics is an abomination. It just doesn’t lead our young ones down the right path. Who is responsible for all the kids who are going to overdose on these disgusting substances? The governor? They are making a huge mistake. Corruption, confusion, high school drop outs, and not to mention car accidents will rise in numbers. I’m 99.9% sure.

  1. So I suppose you’re against this too? ” First off, it The state school fund – the primary source of funding for K-12 education in Oregon – is the biggest beneficiary with a 40% cut of the marijuana sales tax.” And then there’s this” The measure, which passed with more than 58% voter approval, also funds health assessments, addiction treatment, harm-reduction efforts and other services for people with addiction disorders, OPB reports.

    Funding those programs will come through the reallocation of tens of millions of dollars generated by Oregon’s cannabis tax.”

    And then there’s this: “The measure also is expected to generate savings in the criminal justice system because of fewer drug arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations. Those savings would be redirected into a new state fund for treatment and other services.

    Did you even read the article, or just hate anything put forth by someone other that your party no matter how much good it does?

    1. It’s funny that you seem to believe that. It is even funnier that those liberal politicians, got you to believe that, I’m sure they are also amazed you believe that.

      1. Getting past a 3rd grade edumakashun will do that to a person, maybe you should let your kids try that, unless you’ve poisoned that well already.

    1. It has ups and downs. Anyone would agree. Yes it will reduce the jail population and prisons’ too. It will also give access to drugs to individuals who will not be positively affected by the chemical alterations cooking their brains like eggs. Methamphetamine?!? It’s a corrosive basically. A stimulant that makes some people insane. Really? They should limit the accessibility to only certain people who can handle the effects of the drugs.

  2. Kate and the democratic party pandering to their voter base and calling more in from California. Let the homeless towns begin as there will not be enough camps for all of them. Juniper ridge will see a huge increase of bums this summer.

      1. To allow less than 40 oxycodone?? It would be ridiculous to think that anyone having 39 oxycodone on them wouldn’t be selling them. This isn’t going to help stop addictions. Instead of a measly $100 fine, they can just take a health assessment?? What a joke! Open door to allow more druggies and drug dealers to come to Oregon. Probably many of the voters didn’t read the fine print!!

    1. The word “Bum” is a vulgar way to refer to any human being. Please be kind to people and treat them as you want to be treated. I was homeless once and I DEFINITELY am not a bum. I found a wallet and turned it in and didn’t touch the money. Almost 1000 dollars in it. I was homeless and broke at the time. Now after all the hell I have been through (my wife and I) I have a home and I am going to keep it. Some of those “bums” are veterans who risked their lives for you and this country. Be careful who you call that.

    1. Sarcasm. Great. My perspective on the new law is mixed up a tad bit mate. I think they should hire midgets to smoke in the middle of the street on the island between the lanes. Hey Amsterdam in america!!!

  3. Drug arrests will go down.

    Arrests for Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, Child Sex Abuse, Fatal Drug Impaired Crashes,

    Will ALL increase.

    Welcome to Oretopia.

    1. Yep. Corruption. Pure chaos in the suburbs. People who have not ever experimented with these drugs will engage and lose control of themselves in offices, parks, police stations, shopping centers,etc. Who knows what else will come about as a direct result of this stupidity and bizzar law.
      The person who came up with it need to reverse it asap before kids get a hold of things that in return will create chaos.

    1. I agree, but decriminalizing meth, crack and heroin is DEFINITELY not the answer.
      What needs to happen is this:
      More traffic stops routinely and steadily every hour on the hour.
      More police out of uniform undercover narcotics agents, stiffer penalties for any amount of substances except marijuana. 1st offense drug possession should be locked vv ccccí hi íï⁶6 lmk

        1. Gosh, if only! And if only some of these commenters had critical thinking skills and the ability to determine whether a source is credible or not.
          Wasting a TON of money and time on trying to crackdown on drugs is stupid. At least this law helps fund addiction treatment programs and other services for addicts, which I think is a key part most people are glossing over.

  4. I know many conservatives that love their cocaine but they are white privileged and are not on the radar from the police . The ones that are on the radar are drug addicts do not deserve felonies and jail time. Felonies and jail time only puts these people into deeper gutters in life. On the positive end, recreational drug users do not have to worry about the police when partying and having fun. When I was younger, we always had to worry about the police and we were just out having a good time tripping out in our teens!

  5. This is such a great law. With this new decriminalization of drugs nobody can be compelled into treatment because they haven’t broken any real laws. Just a mere violation with a minimal fine. Perfect. No solution to the problems that plague our society. That’s the do nothing about it Democrat way.

    1. Yeah that’s why I live on an abandoned island with my chimpanzee and my wife. We eat coconuts and pineapples and fish. There are no other people there so I do what I want. I made a hut out of lumber and I use a generator for power. Ultraviolet solar panels are the source of current. Ahhhhh nice.

  6. I’m just trying to brighten up everyone’s day with my humor and truth equally. I am really bored and I don’t know what to do other than browse the internet. I think I am going berzerk. Computers have taken over the world almost. Pretty soon, they will take our employment because robotics has advanced so much. Robots can already do things we can’t do nearly as accurate not fast. Wtf do you guys think about that? If we advance to the point where we can travel at the speed of light, without falling into pieces, we will be going to other areas in the universe by 2029 I suspect. I once made a means of transportation with a shopping cart. I took the wheels off and replaced them with bigger wheels with more support. Then I put a chainsaw motor on the cart and a sprocket on both rear wheels for dual traction. I didn’t need a steering wheel because of the way it turned by shifting my weight. I will definitely be experimenting with some other things soon. I plan on making a robot in my image but like a cartoon character from hell

  7. Hello hello hello,
    Is there anybody in there,
    Just nod if you can hear me,
    Is there anyone home?
    Relax, relax, relax,
    I need some information, fist,
    Just the basic facts,
    Can you show me where it hurts,
    There is no pain you are receiving,
    The distant ships won’t cross the horizon,
    You are only coming through in waves,
    Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying,
    When I was a child I had a fever,
    My head has felt just like two balloons,
    Now I have that fever once again,
    I can’t explain you would not understand,
    This is not how I am,
    I. Have become, comfortably numb…
    Ok ok ok now just a little pin prick,
    Now we don’t go ahhhhh ah ah,
    But you may feel a little sick,
    When I was a child,
    I caught a frequent glimpse,
    Out of the corner of my eye,
    I turned to look but it was gone,
    I cannot put my finger on it now,
    The child has grown, the dream is gone,
    I have become comfortably numb

  8. I’m not the only one who suffers from addiction,
    Hides behind a fiction wall and uses false predictions,
    And now I’m gonna run ,
    And now I’m gonna hide,
    In God I confide,
    And I’m not the only one who hides behind my problems,
    just fill my veins with poison,
    Instead of resolving,
    And now I’m gonna run,
    And now I’m gonna hide,
    In God I confide..

  9. Yes the jail and prison population does go down, if thats the goal then legalize burglary or just give a ticket for it, while we’re at it decriminalize assault as well. Ask yourself would you rather see someone who just did a gram of meth driving or wondering around the neighborhood or a guy who just had 3 pints of beer?

    1. The goal isn’t to reduce the jail population. The goal is to stop wasting money incarcerating people who shouldn’t be in jail.

      People drive on meth all the time already–this doesn’t change that. Nor does it change the legality of burglary or assault or any other slippery slope argument you have.

      I don’t want either of those guys driving, but the War on Drugs didn’t stop either of them from driving before, and the laws about DUI are unchanged. (I admit that I don’t know if a gram of meth is a lot or not, but I do know what 3 pints of beer are like.)

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