Legislation Filed in Washington State to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession

Legislation was filed this week in Washington State to remove felony charges for personal drug possession. The proposal – House Bill 2116sensiblewashington – was filed by State Representative Sherry Appleton, and was formulated by the nonprofit organization Sensible Washington. According to Sensible Washington, at least 8 other legislators will sign on as cosponsors once they’re able to do so (in early January), including the Deputy Speaker of the House and the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

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