A new chapter in California’s population exodus opened yesterday, as Oregon began marketing itself as a destination for illegal drug users and San Francisco immediately reported a 10% drop in the population of the overdose community.
“On Sunday we had more drug deaths than COVID-19 deaths, and today it’s the opposite,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “Thanks to Oregon’s new law that decriminalizes drug use, our city can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Oregon’s Measure 110 took effect Feb. 1, meaning that police can no longer arrest someone for possession of LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone, MDMA, and other hard drugs.
California Governor Gavin Newsom wasn’t so upbeat. “We’ve lost one of our key population growth factors, but my team is already hard at work on plans for replacing the lost residents,” he said.
Those plans include labeling Republican state residents as domestic terrorists, which Newsom says will attract more anti-fascists to the Golden State.
“Thanks to Rep. Jackie Speier of San Francisco, we’re exploring legislative options for utterly eliminating the California GOP,” Newsom said. “But we’ll need help tracking down its members, so we’re offering free housing and free weed for any out-of-state anti-fascists willing to take on the job.”