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BRITISH COLUMBIA REPEALS DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION, HIGHLIGHTING THE PITFALLS OF LAX DRUG POLICY

May 8, 2024

VANCOUVER, BC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) and PROSPER President Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., a Vancouver resident and  former White House drug policy advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, released the following statement today in response to the abrupt announcement that British Columbia has reversed course on its dangerous experiment decriminalizing the possession of illicit drugs: “Given the […]

Tom Wolf’s Legislative Debut: AB2479 Proposes Housing Recovery Funding

April 12, 2024

Tom Wolf’s inaugural legislative effort takes center stage as AB2479 is introduced in California. This proposal seeks to allocate up to 25% of housing first funding for recovery housing, a concept spearheaded by Tom through his affiliation with the Bay Area Council. This initiative can revolutionize housing and recovery support. Click here to view the […]

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

April 2, 2024

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 […]

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

March 20, 2024

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

March 14, 2024

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.

The Drug Review: Marijuana Dispensaries Sell to Thousands of Minors Every Year

March 11, 2024

By Connor Kubeisy, Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions  For years, advocates for the legalization of marijuana have been telling skeptical voters that dispensaries would not sell their products to minors. Their primary arguments have remained unchanged: legalizing and regulating marijuana is the only way to ensure that it will not end up in the hands of […]

Oregon lawmakers roll back nation’s most permissive drug law

March 8, 2024

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 […]

Oregon’s Failure…And Next Steps

March 6, 2024

February 1st marked three years since Oregon implemented Measure 110, the nation’s first experiment with the decriminalization of all drugs, including meth, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Measure 110 has been a demonstrable failure by nearly all measures, seeing increases in fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses, illicit drug use, drug-related traffic fatalities, homelessness, public drug use, crime, […]

Rep. Levy Votes Yes On Measure 110 Reform

March 4, 2024

“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

March 1, 2024

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 […]

OREGON HOUSE SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR REPEAL OF MEASURE 110 

February 29, 2024

Bankrolled by Billionaire Advocates, Policy Turned Out to be a Nightmare (SALEM, OR) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to President Obama, released the following statement after the Oregon House voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state’s controversial Measure 110, which decriminalized all drugs and eliminated incentives to […]

The Drug Review: Oregon’s Measure 110 Has Been A Failed Policy Experiment

February 26, 2024

By Connor Kubeisy, Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions February 1st marked three years since Oregon implemented Measure 110, the nation’s first experiment with the decriminalization of all drugs, including meth, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Measure 110 has been a demonstrable failure by nearly all measures, seeing increases in fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses, illicit drug use, […]

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

February 5, 2024

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

November 15, 2023

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

November 14, 2023

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

October 28, 2023

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

October 12, 2023

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

September 6, 2023

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

August 30, 2023

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’

August 29, 2023

“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

August 24, 2023

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

August 23, 2023

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

August 18, 2023

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 […]