Washington prosecutors, judges preparing for state drug possession law to go into effect

The state’s drug possession law goes into effect July 1. The Seattle City Council will vote on proposed legislation on June 6.

SEATTLE — Prosecutors and judges across the state are preparing for the state’s new drug possession law to go into effect on July 1. 

That includes Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison. She along with Councilmembers Sara Nelson and Alex Pedersen are proposing legislation that would change the city’s code and bring Seattle in compliance with state law. The proposal will also give Davison the authority to prosecute drug possession and public drug use cases.

“I am the misdemeanor prosecutor for the City

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