Oregon recriminalizes drug possession – CBS News

Oregon recriminalizes drug possession

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A few years ago, Oregon became the first state in the country to approve a measure decriminalizing small amounts of drugs. Now the state is recriminalizing them after opioid-related deaths in Oregon tripled between 2019 and 2022. Many deaths have been attributed to the increase in fentanyl, leaving state officials and authorities scrambling to find a solution. Axios Portland reporter Meira Gebel joined CBS News to discuss the situation.

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