Oregon became the first state to decriminalize hard drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth in a 59-41% vote as of early Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press.
Oregon’s new drug policy called “The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act” takes a different approach to those caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. It will place them in a drug rehab program, instead of going to jail, and impose a fine of $100. Fines are waived if the user is evaluated at Addiction Recovery Centers.
The services will be funded by the marijuana tax revenue which or Oregon receives more than a $100 million dollars per years.
People with MDMA; 2 grams of cocaine or methamphetamine; 12 grams of psilocybin mushrooms; and 40 doses of LSD, oxycodone or methadone will receive the fines and be ordered to go to drug rehabilitation programs.
In other news-Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota voted to legalize recreational marijuana in nationwide push to relax drug laws