ACLU of Maine, MECEP release report on decriminalizing drugs

Maine spends more than $100 million dollars per year to penalize people for possessing small amounts of drugs. Two nonprofit organizations released a report highlighting the harm criminalization can do for those who use drugs.

In 2019, one in 11 people in Maine were arrested for drug-related charges, according to Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published March 21, 2022, in Fox Bangor.