420 with CNW – Mark Zuckerberg Makes Donation in Support of Oregon Drug Decriminalization Campaign

October 12, 2020 03:25:33

A foundation run by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan has made a donation in support of a ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs in Oregon. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Advocacy donated $500,000 in support of Measure 110, a ballot measure “designed to establish a more humane and effective approach to drugs.” On top of that, the measure would use a portion of existing legal marijuana tax revenue to pay for expanded substance misuse treatment services, establishing addiction recovery centers throughout the state.

According to supporters of Measure 110, it is part of an effort to stop seeing drug misuse and addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal issue. Also called the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, the measure has been endorsed by more than 50 organizations including ACLU Oregon, United Seniors of Oregon, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Oregon State Council For Retired Citizens, the Confederated Tribes of the Brande Ronde, Human Rights Watch and Drug Policy Action. It has also been backed…


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