Rep. Goodwin: My vote to help end M110

Representative Goodwin Votes to Recriminalize Hard Drugs, Crack Down on Drug Dealers, End the Measure 110 Experiment

By Oregon State Representative Christine Goodwin

SALEM, OR – In a historic vote on the House Floor, Representative Christine Goodwin (R-Canyonville) joined a majority of her colleagues in effectively ending the Measure 110 disaster in Oregon. Passing HB 4002 sends a strong message to the rest of the country that the movement to legalizing drugs nationwide ends here.

“Oregonians have been clear all along: they are ready for this drug decriminalization experiment to be over. I heard their cries and voted to provide law enforcement with the necessary tools to hold drug dealers accountable, direct people struggling with addiction to treatment, and restore safety to our communities,” said Representative Goodwin, who serves on the Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response. “HB 4002 is not the be all and end all that will repair the damage done in the last three years, but reengaging law enforcement and the criminal justice system is a solid place to start. I look forward to continuing this work in the coming months and years.”

HB 4002 now heads to the Senate for consideration.