Be forewarned, Canada: Oregon sees huge spike in overdoses one year after decriminalizing hard drugs
TPM: 'A year since a ballot measure in Oregon decriminalized the use of hard drugs, the state’s overdose rate has skyrocketed, leaving behind a larger drug problem and no solutions. Measure 110, which came into effect in February 2021, was designed to provide relief to drug users looking to break their substance abuse by making it easier to seek help without incurring severe legal penalties. For those found in possession of substances like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and more, measure 110 created a maximum $100 fine and removed the felony or misdemeanour charges in most cases. It also allocated $300 million for public health resources intended to help substance users break their addictions.'