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Should OR decriminalize drug possession & hike treatment funding?
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854 Votes

Should OR decriminalize drug possession & hike treatment funding?

Yes

10

No

12

Yes

10 Comments
Brittney Mills Wiese
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Brittney Mills Wiese

Decriminalization does not mean legal. If this happens there will still be consequences for worse offenses but also more treatment opportunities expanding the opportunity for successful sobriety.

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

Only if a treatment bed is available anytime one calls for one I am all for it!

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Mia Randazzo
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Mia Randazzo

If you look at other countries that have done this, like Portugal, you’ll see that it has lowered overall drug use, deaths and addiction. It WORKS!!

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

It is stupid to continue to fight a loosing battle.

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Joseph Hemrick III
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Joseph Hemrick III

Its time we stop wasting tax payer dollars on a failed 'drug war.' Treatment for addiction is better than jailing them.

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Jim Latham
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Jim Latham

Just say no has not worked. Portugal has legalized all drugs and the crime rate in the country has dropped dramatically. They have used the money they have saved for treatment programs.

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k san
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k san

As a veteran federal law enforcement officer for 22 years, I can tell you that incarceration for mere drug 'possession' (not dealing) is way harsh & doesn't work. Definitely increase trtmt funding.

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No

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robert shaw
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robert shaw

Hmmm, let's make Oregon the drug cartel of the U.S..

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Tom Hamper
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Tom Hamper

I can't believe you could even dream up that question. Absurd!!!

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Teresa Raymond Tieben
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Teresa Raymond Tieben

Crime would rise tremendously!

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Steven Huillet
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Steven Huillet

I would be Stupid to decriminalize Drugs! We need stiffer sentencing. Quite letting them off easy. We should bring back prison work crews like the chain gangs of old. They would think twice about it!

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Nicholas Hagedorn
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Nicholas Hagedorn

The majority of crime investigated by law enforcement is a result of drug use, such as assaults, theft, burglary, etc. In addition, there is already drug treatment available to those who truly want it

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

There should be more emphasis on treatment, but it should still be a crime. Serve your time in jail then go to rehab.

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

Decriminalization would be like refusing to give vaccines in an epidemic and only treating the ill. The health system would be overwhelmed. And that is where we are with drug addiction.

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k san
k san

Analogy makes no sense.

Sarah Holland
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Sarah Holland

Hell no!!! That's like telling them it's ok to do drugs. This state is going to shit if this is even up for debate!

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Valerie Rhodes Kifer
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Valerie Rhodes Kifer

Decriminalizing just increases drug use. Look at the mess in California!

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k san
k san

Statistics beg to differ.

Mou Chat Reed
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Mou Chat Reed

Good grief!! NO!! What is Oregon turning into ????

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k san
k san

OR has always been a liberal state. Where have you been?

Have you done something creative to get a job?
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Have you done something creative to get a job?

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0

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Yes! (tell us)

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Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?
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279 Votes

Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?

YES

6

NO

1

YES

6 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

With covid and the governor lowering standards for graduation, a standardized test is necessary . We need better educated students and graduates.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

They are passing kids that can barely read, do math or write!!

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

Absolutley especially important since lockdowns...our children's education has suffered, and we need to get back reading, writing, arithmetic and foster critical thinking once again.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Schools should have stayed open during the pandemic so yes I think standard testing is nessesary

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Looks like a spelling test is "nessesary".

NO

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den b
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den b

Statewide, no. Regionally yes

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why is that?

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