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Measure 110 goes into effect February 1, decriminalizing drugs in small quantities

The OHA is encouraging drug specialists to join an oversight council by submitting an application by this Friday.

Posted: Dec 29, 2020 6:07 PM
Updated: Dec 29, 2020 6:16 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Measure 110, also known as the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, takes on what some are calling a "fair approach" to drug addiction in Oregon. This measure will go into effect starting February 1, 2021.

The approach to hard drug users is shifting from criminalization to treatment and recovery. District Attorney for Jackson County, Beth Heckert says that "it will no longer be illegal to possess small quantities of heroine, methamphetamine, any of those hard drugs, so law enforcement really won't be dealing with that any longer.”

Multiple criminal sentencing laws regulating the possession of controlled substances will change from felonies to violations. Offenders will be given the resources to treat their addictions and recover.


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The Oregon Health Authority is administering all health aspects of the act, and the agency is required to establish a treatment and recovery services fund along with fifteen 24-7 addiction recovery centers.

One of many resources the OHA is offering under Measure 110 is the establishment of an oversight committee. An oversight and accountability council are to be established by February 1, 2021 as well. The committee will oversee the distribution of the grants.

The OHA is also providing technical, logistical, and other necessary supports to the council. It is also currently taking applications for people who wish to serve. Members will need to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from decisions when appropriate.

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