Support House Bill 2233 to Protect Medical Cannabis

January 22, 2014

Legislation to protect medical cannabis patients and collectives has been filed in Washington’s House of Representatives. Under the proposed law  (House Bill 2233) medical cannabis patients would receive defined arrest protection, as would medical cannabis collectives who simply receive a business license from the state. The measure was formulated by Sensible Washington in conjunction with Americans for Safe Access. […]

Read the full article →

Legislation Filed in Washington State to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession

December 20, 2013

[Update, January 10th, 2013: House Bill 2116 will receive a public hearing in the House Public Safety Committee Tuesday, January 14th at 10AM in Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien House Office Building in Olympia.] Legislation was filed last week in Washington State to remove felony charges for personal drug possession. The proposal (House Bill […]

Read the full article →

Protect Patients’ Rights in Washington State

October 25, 2013

[Update 11/7/2013]: If you click here you can fill out a form which will instantly send an e-mail to your three district legislators, urging them to protect patients’ rights – it only takes seconds.] Recently the Washington State Liquor Control Board – which is tasked through a budget proviso to give recommendations to the legislature for medical […]

Read the full article →

Measure to Defelonize Simple Drug Possession Garners Eight Legislative Sponsors, Will Receive Hearing

October 9, 2013

[Update 11/21/2013: We’re excited to announce that Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a national organization consisting of thousands of former law enforcement officials, has officially endorsed this proposal to defelonize personal drug possession.] A recently announced proposal to remove felony charges for personal drug possession has garnered eight legislative sponsors in both the House and Senate. […]

Read the full article →

Proposal to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession to be Prefiled in December 2013

September 13, 2013

[Update, 10/1/2013: State Representative Luis Moscoso (1st District), State Representative Jamie Pederson (Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, 43rd District) and Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (36th District), have all recently agreed to cosponsor our proposal.] Our recently announced proposal to remove felony charges for personal drug possession in Washington State will be prefiled in the House […]

Read the full article →

State Reps. Jim Moeller and Chris Reykdal to Sponsor Drug Defelonization Legislation

August 28, 2013

[ Update 9/9/2013: State Representative Jessyn Farrell (46th District) has signed on as our 5th sponsor in the House. ] [ Update 8/30/2013: State Representative Sherry Appleton (23rd District) has agreed to be the primary sponsor of our proposal to defelonize simple drug possession in the House of Representatives. ] State Representatives Jim Moeller (Speaker Pro […]

Read the full article →