September 18, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Wednesday said in an interview with Hill.TV that he would decriminalize opiates for personal use in addition to marijuana if elected president. Click here to see the video.
“In addition to decriminalizing marijuana, I would decriminalize opiates for personal use,” Yang told Hill.TV, noting that this would include heroin.
Yang noted that misuse of prescription drugs like OxyContin, which is an opioid, often leads to an addiction to more even more serious substance abuse problems. While all opiates are opioids, all opioids are not opiates.