Opinion

HB 2797: The definition of insanity

One of the many bills under consideration in the Oregon Legislature this year would erect a giant barrier to seeking help when a drug overdose occurs, and more dishearteningly, it is a backslide into anti-drug policy proven not to work.

Oregon House Bill 2797 would establish a mandatory minimum prison sentence of four to 10 years —and a maximum of 20 year—for anyone who manufactures . . .

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