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Public Space Drug Use Ordinance Dropped

(Portland, OR) -- Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is dropping his proposed ordinance to ban drug use in public spaces. Wheeler says he proposed the ordinance, because he was concerned the legislature wasn't going to pass a bill that makes fentanyl possession a misdemeanor crime. The legislature did pass HB 2645 and Wheeler says his ordinance is no longer necessary. He says the City will now focus its efforts on implementing the new law after it's signed by the Governor.

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