Posted inLegislative Advocacy

Washington State Legislature swiftly agrees on a Blake fix after going into special session

“This bill rec­og­nizes the harm that pub­lic use caus­es our com­mu­ni­ties by cre­at­ing the crime of pub­lic use,” said Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jami­la Tay­lor. “More impor­tant­ly, it focus­es on the most up-to-date sci­ence on recov­ery, work­ing to con­nect peo­ple to treat­ment, hous­ing, ser­vices, and employ­ment opportunities.”

Posted inCivil Liberties, Policy Topics

Department of Justice won’t sue to overturn I‑502, Washington’s law legalizing marijuana

The Unit­ed States Depart­ment of Jus­tice has decid­ed not to seek to over­turn Ini­tia­tive 502, the law approved by vot­ers last year that makes pos­ses­sion of small amounts of mar­i­jua­na in Wash­ing­ton legal. Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee announced the news this morn­ing in a joint state­ment with Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son: Today we received con­fir­ma­tion Washington’s […]