I have been an avid supporter of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, which works to refer and divert individuals involved in low-level drug crime and prostitution to housing and treatment centers to get back on their feet. LEAD has proven to be effective at reducing recidivism in low level-drug and prostitution crimes, and I have advocated its continued support for expanding the program to cover more of the Seattle metropolitan area.

 

Although cannabis is now a legal substance in Washington, I have been directing my deputies to crack down on unlicensed marijuana stores. This will help keep the legalized cannabis industry safe and ensure that only the proper licensed stores are selling cannabis.

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