3 Years After Decriminalizing Drugs, Oregon Weighs Effort To Re-Criminalize Them

  • Two versions of an initiative to recriminalize drugs in Oregon were filed with the secretary of state on Sept. 19 by the Coalition to Fix and Improve Ballot Measure 110, the campaign behind the initiative.
  • In 2020, Oregon voters decriminalized personal non-commercial drug possession offenses with the approval of Measure 110. It received 58.5% of the vote.
  • The Coalition to Fix and Improve Ballot Measure 110 has received campaign contributions from Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle ($300,000) and Nike founder Phil Knight ($200,000), according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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