125,000 signatures and counting


The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act — currently circulating as Initiative Proposal 44 — has received 125,000 signatures, enough to qualify for the November ballot, chief petitioner Anthony Johnson said. Johnson was the petitioner behind Measure 91 that legalized cannabis in Oregon.

Given the intersection of addiction, minor drug offenses, the justice system and economics, the measure has drawn a wide range of support from disparate organizations, including groups representing law enforcement, senior citizens, youths, housing concerns and the LGBTQ+ community. It has also drawn support from groups representing people of color, who are disproportionately affected by drug criminalization.

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