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Washington Marijuana Decriminalization, Initiative 685 (1997)

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Washington Initiative 685, also known as the Drug Medicalization Initiative, was on the November 4, 1997 election ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 685
Defeatedd No1,006,96460.43%
Yes 659,244 39.57%

Text on the Ballot

The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall penalties for drug possession and drug-related violent crime be revised, medical use of Schedule I controlled substances be permitted, and a drug prevention commission established?"

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