Oregon has become the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs effective today. The measure does not make it legal to produce and sell drugs in Oregon. Today, Oregon shows us a better, more just world is possible.”Portugal decriminalized small scale possession of all drugs in 2001. In Canada, the federal government is in talks with Vancouver—which is ground zero for the opioid overdose crisis—to decriminalize personal possession of drugs there. Montreal has also asked the Canadian government to decriminalize simple possession of drugs nationally.