Manage episode 277415835 series 1124827
Oregon decriminalized personal use of hard drugs with the passage of Measure 110 in the 2020 election. Criminal attorneys and former prosecutors Colin McCallin and Russell Hebets dive into the benefits and risks of this decriminalization. Is decriminalization the same as legalization? Does this apply to all drugs? How will the police and jails be affected by Measure 110? Will decriminalization reduce overdoses and increase treatment, or will it encourage illicit drug use? Will it raise or lower the crime rate? These and other questions will be answered from Russ and Colin’s unique criminal law perspective.