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WA introduces ballot measure to decriminalize drug possession

"Drug-reform advocates, doctors, and politicians have initiated a ballot measure, Initiative 1922, to remove the penalties for possessing drugs of any kind in the state of Washington, including cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Led by a coalition group called Commit to Change WA, the proposed ballot has a budget attached to it with the initiative dedicating $141 million in state funding each year to substance use treatment and prevention.

The funds allotted to the measure would come from cannabis taxes the state is already receiving."

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