National Group Looking At Ballot Measure To Decriminalize All Drugs In Oregon
An influential national group that has led the way on cannabis legalization around the country is now looking at asking Oregon voters to decriminalize the possession of all illegal drugs.
The Drug Policy Alliance, which has received major funding from billionaire investor George Soros, has filed a proposed initiative for the 2020 ballot and hired a team of political consultants in Oregon.
Peter (((Zuckerman))), a communications consultant working on the proposed ballot initiative, said in an email that the current approach to drugs has failed.
“We need to start treating addiction as a health issue, not something we criminally punish people for,” he said. “Criminalizing drugs disproportionately harms poor people and people of color, and punishing people who are suffering from drug addiction ruins lives, is more expensive and less effective than treatment.”
Zuckerman said he is working with two longtime Oregon political consultants, Mark (((Wiener))) and Liz (((Kaufman))).
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