Ben Botkin

Ballot Measure Stresses Treatment, Not Jail Time For Drug Possession

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Measure 110 would eliminate criminal convictions for low-level drug possession while setting up a system focused on recovery programs.

Brown’s Behavioral Health Strategy Mired In Chaos, ‘Profound Disappointment’ 

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When Brown set up her Behavioral Health Advisory Council in October 2019, advocates and medical professionals had high hopes it would spark meaningful change. Instead, it's turned into a missed opportunity, critics say.

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