The decision allows possession of small amounts of narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, and LSD; other states voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical and adult-use
Voters in the state of Oregon, on the west coast of the United States, voted to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of heavy drugs. As a result, the state was the first US federal unit to release the use of narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, and LSD.
The measure was approved during the vote held on Tuesday, 3. Voters also approved the use of psychedelic mushrooms for treatments. With the new measure, people who are caught with small amounts of the drugs will not be sentenced by paying a $ 100 fine and entering rehabilitation programs that will be financed by funds obtained through legalizing marijuana.
In its Twitter profile, the Drug Policy Alliance called the initiative “visionary” and celebrated the approval of the measure. “Oregon made history tonight by becoming the first to decriminalize drug possession.
This victory is transformative ”, said the group. In addition to Oregon, other states have also voted to legalize drug use. Voters in Arizona, South Dakota, Mississippi, Montana, and New Jersey voted to legalize the medical and adult-use of marijuana, each with its particularities.