The approach amounts to a bold experiment during a historic drug epidemic: Can a major American city beat drug abuse by treating it as a public health crisis rather than a crime?

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  • No charges for personal drug possession: Seattle’s bold gamble to bring ‘peace’ after the war on drugs
    She had been there herself but was now working for a program that offers drug users help with counseling and housing ... and neighboring Snohomish County became the first in the nation to stop ...
    06/11/2019 - 1:02 pm | View Link
  • On Old Marijuana Convictions, Seattle Follows San Francisco's Lead
    He believes the move will result in the vacation of 500 to 600 convictions from 1997, when Seattle took over misdemeanor marijuana prosecutions from King County, until 2010, when the city stopped such ...
    02/8/2018 - 11:54 pm | View Link
  • Seattle to vacate pot convictions; no such plan in Yakima
    He believes the move will result in the vacation of 500 to 600 convictions from 1997, when Seattle took over misdemeanor marijuana prosecutions from King County, until 2010, when the city stopped such ...
    02/8/2018 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • Seattle to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana convictions, dismiss charges
    He believes the move will result in the vacation of 500 to 600 convictions from 1997, when Seattle took over misdemeanor marijuana prosecutions from King County, until 2010, when the city stopped such ...
    02/8/2018 - 2:09 am | View Link
  • Seattle Gives Pot Peace a Chance
    The three-day event, which features music, food, drug policy speeches ... and we're proud and we're loud!" By punishing people for their consumption decisions, marijuana prohibition makes the personal ...
    08/21/2013 - 12:00 am | View Link
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  • Santa Clara County DA won't charging most minor drug cases
    Exclusive: Santa Clara County DA will stop filing charges in most minor drug cases Under new policy, people with citations and arrests for standalone drug possession won’t be criminally charged ...
    06/13/2019 - 7:56 am | View Website
  • Seattle has stopped charging people for personal drug ...
    To clarify: there are all sorts of factors at play in Seattle's troubles, my point is that if you believe a the policy "we should stop charging people for personal drug use", "just look at Seattle!" isn't going to be convincing to most of the country.
    06/13/2019 - 7:41 am | View Website
  • Seattle has stopped charging people for personal drug ...
    Seattle has stopped charging people for personal drug possession. Instead, it is treating addiction The Washington Post. The city hopes it can beat addiction by treating it as a public health crisis rather than a crime.
    06/13/2019 - 2:19 am | View Website
  • The Seattle, Washington Heroin Epidemic: What’s the Story?
    The Seattle, Washington Heroin Epidemic: What’s the Story? “…we must do more on chemical dependency treatment. ... and this is good news for the Seattle drug problem. The issue is that people usually feel like they can stop using on their own, when and if they’re ready. This couldn’t be further from the truth, of course.
    06/13/2019 - 12:18 am | View Website
  • Seattle's Hands-Off Experiment with Policing Drugs Could ...
    Late last year, prosecutors in King County, which encompasses Seattle and neighboring Snohomish County, became the first in the nation to stop charging people for possessing small amounts of drugs ...
    06/12/2019 - 3:39 am | View Website
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