Initiative Petition 44

Initiative Petition 44 was filed with the state of Oregon by supporters of the Drug Policy Alliance (a drug legalization effort funded by Open Societies Fund and George Soros) in the summer of 2019. The initiative decriminalizes all drug use and requires the state to make major increases in funding for drug addiction treatment.

Oregon Teachers’ Union Raises Concerns About Impact Of Drug Initiative On School Funding
Oregon’s powerful teachers’ union is warning that a proposed drug decriminalization ballot measure could take millions of dollars from the state’s public schools. – October 7, 2019

Our view | Say no to drug decriminalization
Unsigned Editorial – East Oregonian, September 26, 2019

Proposed Oregon ballot initiative would decriminalize most drugs, fund recovery centers
Oregonian, September 24, 2019

Editorial: Say no to drug decriminalization
Unsigned editorial – Bend Bulletin, September 23, 2019

National Group Looking At Ballot Measure To Decriminalize All Drugs In Oregon – September 18, 2019

2020 Initiative Petition #44 Draft Ballot Title Requested
Subject Provided by Chief Petitioners – “Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act”

Chief Petitioners
Anthony Johnson 5704 N Missouri Avenue Portland, OR 97203
Haven Wheelock 4231 SE 33rd Place Portland, OR 97202
Janie Gullickson 22092 S Dans Avenue Beavercreek, OR 97004

Initiative Petition

Proposed Initiative Petition 44 (PDF)

Complete text of Initiative 44 (PDF)