Rep. Jenny Graham advocates for victims in a floor speech supporting new drug possession law


Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane, says drug users should be held accountable for their actions during a floor debate on Senate Bill 5536, which increases penalties for drug possession and use to a gross misdemeanor, among other provisions. The bill passed 83-13 during the one-day special session, which was called to address this issue before a temporary law expired on July 1. The Washington Supreme Court overturned the state’s previous drug possession statute in its ruling on the State v. Blake case in 2021.

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