Legalization

Could Oregon’s decision to decriminalize hard drugs provide a model for the country?

With New York’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis, more than 40 percent of Americans now live in states that have embraced marijuana legalization. Oregon has been on the leading edge of drug reform and in November became the first to decriminalize possession of hard drugs.As other states eye similar moves, Stephanie Sy reports on Oregon’s early rollout and the obstacles ahead.

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