Overdose Deaths Rise in Oregon After Drug Legalization

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Oregon voters in 2020 approved a measure to decriminalize hard drugs. Now the city Health Department is using ads to fight the overdose rising.  At a hearing on the law, a state legislator from rural Eagle’s Pass reported a 700% hike in drug use and a 120% rise in overdose deaths. Oregon’s secretary of state said, “in many communities in Oregon we’ve seen the problem with drug addiction get worse.”