The Washington Legislature passed a law this week to make drug possession a gross misdemeanor and to set up substance-use treatment programs, reported Crosscut.

The move came just weeks after Gov. Jay Inslee (D) revealed his plans to call a special session to discuss decriminalizing the possession of controlled substances after lawmakers failed to pass a bill in the regular session.

On Tuesday, May 16, the first day of a special session, the state Senate members gave the green light to Senate Bill …

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