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Portland Council Passes Future Drug Ban

(Portland, OR) -- Portland City Council has passed a resolution and an ordinance that will ban the open use of controlled substances if the Legislature changes the law. Fentanyl and methamphetamine use has become a major problem in Portland leading to a rise in crime and overdoses. Currently, Oregon law prohibits cities and counties from banning open, illegal drug use. The Portland ordinance will take effect if the Legislature changes the law. The resolution passed by Council asks the Legislature to take up the issue next year.

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