The WA Supreme Court deemed the state’s drug statute unconstitutional. For people deported on drug charges, that could open new possibilities.
After the landmark Blake decision decriminalized drug possession, the state Legislature imposed new penalties with an expiration date of two years.
A new capital-gains tax, a slate of police accountability bills and new limits on carrying guns at protests are just a few of the things that state lawmakers approved.
A bill passed out of the state Senate would make drug possession a gross misdemeanor. In King County, that could create confusion.
Many now-voided drug convictions came with financial penalties that have plunged people into legal debt.
In the Blake decision, the Washington Supreme Court voided most drug possession cases in the state. The implications will be huge.