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Lawmakers from Whatcom County support new drug law

Drug possession, use now a gross misdemeanor in the state

Rep. Alex Ramel talks with his leg crossed and his hands together.
Rep. Alex Ramel voted in favor of a bill in a special session May 16 that will make drug use a gross misdemeanor in the state. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Local Democrats in the state Legislature helped pass a new law criminalizing drug use and possession

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