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Buoyed by Oregon drug decriminalization vote, Washington groups propose similar plan for 2021 Legislature

“Critics of the nation’s war on drugs have launched a proposal similar to Oregon’s Measure 110, aimed for Washington’s 2021 legislative session. It would move the state away from arrests and jail for persons caught with small amounts of hard drugs.”

Like the Oregon initiative, which passed overwhelmingly in the Nov. 3 election, the Washington proposal, known as the Treatment and Recovery Act, would decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs deemed for personal use and substantially increase funding for treatment.

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