The Washington State passed a bill Friday that would make the possession and use of hard drugs a gross misdemeanor and give courts more leverage to compel an individual to enter and successfully complete treatment programs for their substance abuse.
You have likely heard of the Blake Decision, which in 2021 basically decriminalized drug possession in WA state. This Supreme Court ruling vacated or did away with, tens of thousands of convictions dating back years.
Blake Decision has led to an explosion of drug activity in WA
Long story short, a person cannot be seriously charged for just having possession of certain amounts of drugs, wheth
A bill introduced in the Washington State Senate looks to address the lingering issues from the Washington State Supreme Court's Blake decision and the temporary fix the State Legislature made last session that expired July 1st or this year.