OR: Regime rejoins losing side of war on drugs after temporary ceasefire

Source: USA Today

“Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed a bill into law that recriminalizes the possession of small amounts of drugs on Monday. House Bill 4002, ends the first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law that was enacted three years ago. The new measure will go into effect this fall, the Statesman Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network reported. Starting Sept. 1, Class E violations — created by Measure 110, which eliminated criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of illicit drugs — will be repealed under the new law. Instead, a person with small amounts of illicit drugs will face a new ‘drug enforcement misdemeanor.'” (04/02/24)