The new Seattle drug law has a lot of whereases. They do not have the force of law behind them, but they generally seem like good things. But of course the proof of the pudding is in the eating. And as budgets get proposed and passed, and as the law is implemented and enforced, we will know how valuable those whereases are.
The law is better than when it was first proposed. But I fear that people who were concerned about getting people to treatment will be disappointed.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now and get vaccinated or boosted if you’re eligible.