‘I did the time’: Lawmakers hear a description of the jail-drugs cycle from one who lived it. But are they listening?
April 21, 2021
“When state lawmakers have met these past weeks to talk about what to do in the wake of the unexpected court ruling that decriminalized drug possession, the hearings have been filled mostly with prosecutors,...Read More Share
WA could re-criminalize drug possession. Seattle leaders are concerned
April 20, 2021
“Lawmakers trying to find an answer to the Washington Supreme Court decision decriminalizing drug possession are finding just how complicated that task may be.Read More Share
Washington AG urges legislators to 'move away from a war on drugs'
April 20, 2021
“Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging legislators to move forward with drug decriminalization proposals rather than reinstating criminal penalties for drug use.Read More Share
Washington Lawmakers Hear Drug Decrim Bill After Supreme Court Strikes Down Prohibition
April 06, 2021
“With Washington State lawmakers weighing their options after a court ruling that struck down the state’s law criminalizing drug possession, legislation favored by reform-minded lawmakers received its first committee hearing on Monday.Read More Share
Could Oregon’s decision to decriminalize hard drugs provide a model for the country?
April 05, 2021
“Why mandated treatment doesn’t work, addiction is a complex neurobiological process that has a lot of social factors and relational factors. And people can’t be told that they have to quit and be forced...Read More Share
How $1 billion in pot taxes gets spent in Washington state
February 22, 2021
Announcing the Pathways to Recovery Act - Washington State HB 1499
February 04, 2021
The Pathways To Recovery Act (HB 1499) proposes a new, common sense approach to improving public safety by eliminating ineffective and destructive criminal penalties for personal use and expanding proven treatment and support services...Read More Share