SENATOR WIENER’S STATEMENT ON AMENDMENTS TO PSYCHEDELICS LEGISLATION AND FUTURE OF THE BILL
They won’t allow “the decriminalization of possession and use of small quantities of certain psychedelic drugs” in the language of the bill. Unsurprisingly Wiener isn’t happy about it
SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) released the following statement:
“I’ve now confirmed that SB 519 – decriminalizing possession and use of small quantities of certain psychedelic drugs – was amended by the Assembly Appropriations Committee to remove the decriminalization aspect of the bill.
As a result, the soon-to-be-amended version of SB 519 is limited to a study. While I am extremely disappointed by this result, I am looking to reintroducing this legislation next year and continuing to make the case that it’s time to end the War on Drugs.
Psychedelic drugs, which are not addictive, have incredible promise when it comes to mental health and addiction treatment. We are not giving up.”