REPEAL OF MEASURE 110 A MAJOR VICTORY FOR ALL WHO CARE ABOUT RESPONSIBLE, PRODUCTIVE DRUG POLICY

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Governor Kotek, Legislators Should be Praised Fixing the Public Policy Nightmare (SALEM, OR) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., a former drug policy advisor to President Obama, released the following statement after Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed bipartisan legislation to repeal the state’s controversial Measure 110, which decriminalized all drugs and […]

Oxy. Heroin. Fentanyl. Everything.

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Jonathan Spear was 15 years old when he took hydrocodone for the first time. Doctors had prescribed the pills for his mother’s cancer. The powerful opioid filled Spear with a sense of contented bliss and eased the pain of watching his mother suffer from the disease that would take her life. Spear, now 29, eventually […]

“Oregon turned into the Wild West”: Decriminalizing drugs was an epic failure

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The first state to remove penalties for possession is about to become the first to re-criminalize them. Experts say we should learn from Oregon’s mistakes. “No one wants to see people with addictions in jail or prison because they’re addicted to something,” argued Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet in a recent […]

Of all the pot options, the best keeps it illegal

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The first state to remove penalties for possession is about to become the first to re-criminalize them. Experts say we should learn from Oregon’s mistakes. Read the entire article HERE.

Oregon lawmakers roll back nation’s most permissive drug law

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Fatal overdoses have skyrocketed in the Beaver State The bill undoes much of what Measure 110 legalized more than three years ago. Over 58 percent of Oregon voters approved Measure 110 in November 2020. Instead of getting booked into jail, individuals cited for possessing drugs like fentanyl or heroin could choose between paying a $100 fine or […]

Rep. Levy Votes Yes On Measure 110 Reform

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“The voters were clear when they passed Measure 110: getting people into recovery is the top priority. But, what we’ve experienced since the implementation of Measure 110 is unacceptable,” said Rep. Emerson Levy (D-Central Oregon). “HB 4002 is a comprehensive plan to address our state’s drug and addiction problem and gives our law enforcement the tools they […]

Are we ready for a psychedelic revolution? | Shayla Love, Kevin Sabet, Matthew Johnson

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For decades, psychedelics were derided as dangerous recreational drugs; now many claim they have the potential to revolutionise the treatment of mental health. With hundreds of clinical trials now taking place, the psychedelic therapeutic market is predicted to be over ten billion within the decade. It has been widely thought that psychedelics are effective at […]

Sabet in Newsweek: The Results Are in—Oregon’s Total Drug Decriminalization Was a FailureSabet in Newsweek:

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In February 2021, politicians and activists celebrated Oregon’s implementation of Measure 110, the nation’s first law to decriminalize drugs like fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and meth. It’s not a surprise what happened next: a dramatic increase in overdoses. Fast forward to last week: Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of […]

NOW LIVE: THE DRUG REPORT

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New Online Platform and Email Digest Provides the Latest News, Research and Commentary on the Nation’s Drug Crisis and Policy Debates Site Offers Aggregated Content from Traditional Media, Scientific Journals, Other Platforms (WASHINGTON, DC) – The nation’s leading drug policy organizations and their partners, including Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS), have launched […]

Congressional Hearing on Psychedelics Comes Baked with Industry Bias Witnesses

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Veterans Subcommittee Should Demand the Addiction-for-Profit Industry’s Testimony Brings True Scientific Perspective WASHINGTON, DC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton, released the following statement today in advance for the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health’s hearing on the use of […]

A Review of Coerced Treatment

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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2023 Performance Review System reported, in 2020, only 50% of state prisons and 29% of local jails offered medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine. Only 2.6% of federal inmates with opioid use disorder received MOUD. To address the revolving door between drug use and incarceration, the criminal […]

NEWSOM VETO WELCOMED, BUT MOVE WAS CALCULATED AND DOESN’T SOLVE THE LOOMING PROBLEM OF PSYCHEDELICS IN CALIFORNIA

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Encouraging More Drug Use, In The Midst Of An Addiction And Homelessness Crisis, Would Be A Disaster (WASHINGTON, DC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama White House, released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of California Senate Bill 58, which would […]

OREGON ISN’T PORTUGAL AND ELECTED OFFICIALS DON’T NEED A JUNKET TO EUROPE TO KNOW THAT

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European Trip for Officials by Soros Funded, Addiction Industry-Aligned Group is Desperate Attempt to Save Measure 110 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Following media reports that a George Soros-funded group, aligned with the addiction industry, is sending Oregon officials to Portugal on a “fact-finding trip,” Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President and former Obama White House drug policy […]

New Poll Finds Oregonians Regret Measure 110, Blame Law For Increases in Crime and Homelessness

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A survey by Emerson College Polling found 56% of voters want the drug decriminalization and treatment measure repealed completely. “There’s widespread dissatisfaction with the way that (Measure 110) dollars have been rolled out, the amount of treatment that’s available, and really with the lack of accountability,” Sabet said. “So we decided, why don’t we commission […]

Dr. Kevin Sabet in National Review: Oregon residents are realizing the impact drugs have ‘on their communities’

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“Oregonians were sold a narrative by those looking to expand addiction in the name of ‘bodily autonomy’ and addiction-for-profit. Now, two years into their new reality, it’s clear residents are waking up to the impact these drugs are having on their communities,” Kevin Sabet, president of the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions, said in a […]

NEW POLL FINDS OREGONIANS REGRET MEASURE 110, BLAME LAW FOR INCREASES IN CRIME AND HOMELESSNESS

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Two Thirds of Voters Want to Repeal Some or All of Controversial Measure That has Led to Increased Drug Use  (WASHINGTON, DC) – A new poll finds that a strong majority of Oregonians support repealing controversial Measure 110, the ballot initiative that decriminalized, and essentially legalized possession of, drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.  The poll, commissioned by the Foundation for […]

Oregon voters souring on Measure 110, with many in favor of a complete repeal, new poll finds

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A majority of Oregonians support repealing the state’s landmark law that decriminalized small amounts of street drugs and funneled hundreds of millions of tax dollars into treatment programs and services, a new poll found. Read the full article here.

NIH STUDY SHOWS US BECOMING NATION OF DRUG USERS

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DATA SHOW RECORD LEVELS OF MARIJUANA AND HALLUCINOGEN USE Adults 35-50 reach all-time past-year use of marijuana and hallucinogens Young adults 19-30 past-year marijuana and hallucinogen use, as well as marijuana and nicotine vaping, significantly increased in the past five years (WASHINGTON, DC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President and CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet, a […]

Dr. Kevin Sabet in The Washington Post: Legalizing fentanyl is not the answer for overdose deaths

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Read the entire article from The Washington Post, here. “We’ve already experimented with drug legalization in the United States: Legal, regulated pills such as OxyContin, untouched by adulterants such as fentanyl, flooded the streets for years, and the body count mounted. Our legal drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, have killed far more people than fentanyl, heroin and […]

Dr. Kevin Sabet: Oregon’s Measure 110 lacks incentives, accountability

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“The data we’re seeing, people we’re talking to are saying they have buyer’s remorse over Measure 110, and they’re kind of looking at what other options there are,” said Sabet, CEO of the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions. Read the entire article here.

FDPS’s Jordan Davidson on Albany’s CBS 6 about psychedelic drugs

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FDPS’s Jordan Davidson speaks to Chet Davis from Albany’s CBS 6 about the problems with psychedelic drugs. Watch the interview, here.

LUKE NIFORATOS: Magic Mushrooms As Medicine? More False Promises From The Addiction Industry

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Just days after Minnesota lawmakers narrowly passed a bill to flood the state with the drug THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, addiction profiteers made their next move by advancing another bill to create a “Psychedelic Medicine Task Force,” with the clear goal of commercializing more drugs. It’s an increasingly familiar pattern of behavior in […]

On International Drug Day SAM & FDPS Meet with Italian PM in Rome and head to New Zealand; Call on Global Community to Strengthen Cooperation to Combat Illicit Drug Use

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June 26 is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (ROME, ITALY) – Gripped by an unprecedented drug crisis that is devastating families and fueling profits for drug cartels, Smart Approaches to Marijuana and the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) today called on political leaders around the world to advance public policies focused on evidence-based prevention, treatment, international cooperation, and criminal justice […]