State v Blake and the Aftermath of Decriminalizing Possession of Controlled Substances

In February of this year, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state’s simple drug possession law was unconstitutional because it didn’t require prosecutors to prove someone knowingly had drugs. State v. Blake __Wn.2d ___ (No. 96873-0) (Feb. 25, 2021) Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud wrote, “the possession statute at issue here does far more than […]