Time for Hard Choices on Federal Drug Enforcement

POLITICS & POLICY




NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE

W
ith controversy over the 2020 election still stirring, a notable development has escaped much attention. Not only has the national trend toward legalizing marijuana continued, a Rubicon has been crossed: Oregon adopted a ballot initiative that decriminalizes the possession of hard narcotics, including heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines.

No, it is not a green-light for drug trafficking — not yet at least. The ballot initiative approved in the Beaver State aims to strike the criminal penalties for the possession of personal-use amounts of illegal narcotics, generally a misdemeanor, not possession of greater amounts, which indicates an intent to engage in felony distribution.

Articles You May Like

Secret Service refutes WaPo story claiming that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner denied agents restroom access in their home
Is It Time for Mitch McConnell to Step Aside?
Hello Cultured Meat, Goodbye to the Cruelty of Industrial Animal Farming
A Rare Chance to End Illinois’s Notoriously Corrupt System
Joe Biden’s Givebacks to Unions and the Bernie Sanders Coalition Will Force Regular Americans to Pay

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *