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ACLU puts $500,000 behind push to codify decriminalization of drug possession statewide

"The American Civil Liberties Union is mobilizing significant resources in a push for a Washington ballot initiative that would seek to codify a state Supreme Court decision that decriminalized simple drug possession. ...

The court’s 2021 ruling sought to end the arrest of people who unknowingly possess illicit drugs, and fix the fact that the state’s statute does not distinguish between knowing and unknowing possession. Prior that ruling, Washington was the only state that did not make that distinction."

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