Woke cities and states reverse course and crack down on illegal drugs. Here’s why

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Leaders in many cities have recently concluded that it was a bad idea to decriminalize hard drugs.

Unless you get your news from NPR, you already knew that allowing people to buy fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin without consequences would end in pain and chaos for both drug users and their communities. 

Woke cities and states throughout the country are now scrambling to reinstall policies to restore law and order by deterring drug use.

Scenes of drug use and homelessness in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia on June 29, 2023. (Fox News Digital )

State lawmakers in Oregon, for example, recently passed a new law that put back in place criminal punishments for the possession of hard drugs. Lawmakers found this necessary a mere three years after voters passed Measure 110, a ballot initiative that limited criminal punishments for possessing hard drugs to only small fines – no jail time. 

OREGON GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL RECRIMINALIZING HARD DRUGS, COMPLETING LIBERAL EXPERIMENT’S U-TURN

At the time, activists sold voters a bill of goods claiming that Measure 110 would help those with addiction. Activists seized upon the anti-cop riots in 2020 to argue that decriminalizing drugs would also give cops fewer reasons

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