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I-1922 to decriminalize drugs in Washington state rolls out

"A year after the Washington State Supreme Court’s Blake decision struck down the state’s felony drug possession law as unconstitutional, drug-reform advocates have proposed a ballot measure moving away from criminalizing drug use and instead focusing on harm reduction and treatment.

Initiative 1922, proposed by a coalition called Commit to Change WA, would decriminalize personal drug possession and fund – to the tune of $141 million annually – expansion of prevention, treatment, and recovery services using marijuana tax revenue. I-1922 would also help people with simple drug possession convictions on their record to clear said convictions.

Under the proposed ballot measure, police could still seize the drugs."

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