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WA could re-criminalize drug possession. Seattle leaders are concerned

“Lawmakers trying to find an answer to the Washington Supreme Court decision decriminalizing drug possession are finding just how complicated that task may be.

The State Senate passed a bill last week that would again make it a crime to knowingly possess heroin, cocaine or other illegal substances — this time as a gross misdemeanor, down from a felony.  But the compromise could “open a new can of worms,” said Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis, who is unsure state lawmakers have thought through all the implications in their race to address the landmark court decision.”

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