Oregon Decriminalizes Recreational Drug Use

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An Alternative Approach to the War on Drugs?

In 2020, the US state of Oregon decriminalized recreational drug use. As a result, individuals are now allowed to carry small amounts of drugs like heroin, meth, cocaine, and fentanyl without fear of arrest. This policy was intended to provide an alternative approach to the war on drugs, but many people believe it has had negative consequences. Mike Kirsch has the story.