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Activists and Lawmakers March Forth With WA Bill to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession

A proposal to remove felony charges for the personal possession of any controlled substance will be prefiled in the House of Representatives this December in Washington State, and will have at least a dozen sponsors according to Sensible Washington, the organization behind the measure. Under current Washington State law, the possession of any controlled substance, …

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Washington Proposal to Defelonize Drug Possession Receives Public Hearing Date

A proposal to defelonize the personal possession of illegal substances in Washington State has officially received a hearing date in its first assigned committee, the House Public Safety Committee. The hearing will take place next Tuesday, January 14th. Under the proposed law – House Bill 2116 – the possession of an illegal substance, when there’s no intent to …

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