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November 9, 2020 – Here are all the answers to the drug policy questions you no longer need to be (as) afraid to Google on your work computer. 

So … can I legally do/carry meth in Oregon now, or what? How about cocaine and heroin? Short answer: No. Long answer courtesy of Sutton: No, but thanks to Oregon’s Measure 110, you won’t face criminal charges if you use or possess “personal use” quantities of these substances. Those quantities are: 

  • Heroin: One gram or less
  • Cocaine: Two grams or less
  • MDMA/ecstasy: Less than one gram, or five pills
  • Methamphetamine: Two grams or less
  • LSD: Less than 40 user units
  • Psilocybin: Less than 12 grams
  • Methadone: Less than 40 user units
  • Oxycodone: Less than 40 pills, tablets, or capsules

“Decriminalization is definitely not the same thing as legalization,” Sutton said. Instead, people caught with the drugs listed above, in those relatively small quantities, will get to choose between paying a $100 fine or doing a health assessment at a state-sponsored addiction recovery center, where they can choose to begin a treatment plan if they want to change the way they use substances. “We wanted to make sure that nobody was punished for drugs, but we also wanted to make sure that they have access to health services, if they want them,” Sutton said. Ismail L. Ali, policy and advocacy counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), said that while drugs like coke, heroin, and meth have made headlines, he’s pleased to see MDMA and LSD, which have the highest arrest numbers for any psychedelic drug, decriminalized for the first time, too. “It’s actually quite a big deal, even if you’re just talking about psychedelics,” he told VICE.

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