Drug Policy Toolkit

Drug Facts


The increasing prevalence of illicit fentanyl has contributed to an unprecedented number of overdose deaths; just 2 mg of fentanyl, the size of 10-15 grains of table salt, can be a lethal dose.

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Psychedelics or hallucinogens are a category of mind-altering drugs found in plants and fungi or are synthetically produced. Psychedelic use has safety concerns and risks and the effectiveness of psychedelics as a treatment for mental health issues is far from proven.

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Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. In low doses, it produces stimulant effects; in high doses, it produces sedative effects. Use can lead to psychotic symptoms or dependence.

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Oregon Measure 110: Is Oregon Following the Portuguese Model? No.

Proponents of Oregon’s Measure 110 claim that Oregon follows the Portuguese model of decriminalization, but the two policies have key differences and Portugal’s policy has not been an unmitigated success.

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