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Clark County officials praise Legislature’s passage of new drug law

'Blake fix's' effect on treatment and enforcement will take time to assess

By , Columbian staff reporter, and
, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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Clark County criminal justice officials were pleased with the Washington Legislature’s passage Tuesday of a new drug-possession law, but they said it will take time to see how enforcement and treatment will look locally.

The new law, known as the Blake fix, follows a 2021 state Supreme Court ruling striking down Washington’s felony drug-possession law.

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