Candidates Propose Decriminalizing Opioids. What Would That Look Like In Ohio?

Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang responds to questions following a Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville. TONY DEJAK / AP

During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.

"We need to decriminalize opioids for personal use. We need to let this country know this is not a personal failing, this was a systemic government failing,” entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said. “Then we need to open up safe consumption and safe injection sites around the country because they save lives.”