Drug Decriminalization Proposal In Washington State Clears First Hurdle, Survives Court Challenge

A Washington State proposal to decriminalize drugs and expand treatment and recovery services faced and survived a court challenge, Moment reported.

Initiative 1922, presented by the group Commit to Change WA, was protected by Judge Allyson Zipp, who rejected a challenge to the ballot title.

The proposal is almost identical to the group's previous proposal, I-1870, but was revised with two new state laws in mind: the term “” was deleted and replaced with cannabis in one law and the other expands the state’s cannabis social program.

I-1922’s ballot title is almost identical to I-1870 and states that the measure “would fund substance use …

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