Rantz: After pushing to decriminalize, Bob Ferguson says he wants to tackle drug OD crisis

The Bob Ferguson drug crisis plan is a real head scratcher. He was one of the first and loudest voices encouraging drug decriminalization, which created the Washington opioid crisis and, more specifically, the Seattle fentanyl epidemic. Now he says wants to tackle it?

Ferguson’s major pitch is that his “crisis response plan includes more resources to combat drug trafficking and improved treatment options for individuals.” He says it will be funded through a settlement with drug companies over the opioid crisis. The current Washington attorney general also says he’ll fund “increase funding for multijurisdictional drug task forces,” but just months ago he reportedly tried to partially defund those task

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