drug possession

Seattle Recriminalizes Drug Use, Adds Arrest Alternatives It Won’t Pay For

On September 26, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell (D) unveiled his proposed 2024 budget. It indicates the city will not be…

September 27, 2023

Oregon to Weigh Recriminalizing Drug Possession, Adding New Penalties

A group in Oregon wants to criminalize drug possession again, having unveiled two versions of a would-be ballot initiative that…

September 20, 2023

“Never Give Up”: Rep. Tarra Simmons on Clearing Her Felony Record

Washington State Representative Tarra Simmons (D), the first person convicted of a felony to be elected to the state legislature,…

September 15, 2023

As Blake Decision Expires, New WA Drug Law Ushers in Two-Tier System

On July 1, as Washington State's embattled "Blake decision" expires, a new drug possession law takes effect. After a winding…

June 30, 2023