California bills to legalize psychedelics possession, create the infrastructure to allow interstate marijuana commerce, prohibit localities from banning medical cannabis delivery services and impose new labeling requirements for cannabis products are all teed up for consideration in a key Assembly committee next week.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee placed all four of those proposals, as well as a litany of unrelated measures, on its suspense file on Wednesday. If the panel approves the Senate-passed bills at a follow-up meeting next week, they will then head to the Assembly floor.
There was no discussion of any of those bills during the panel’s lengthy meeting on hundreds of pieces of legislation on Wednesday, but the procedural development is positive news for advocates who are eager to advance reform this session. Lawmakers are more likely to debate the proposals when they meet next week.
Here’s a breakdown of the drug policy measures that will be considered in the committee before potentially moving to the floor:
SB 519: Sen. Scott Wiener (D) has put significant work into a bill that would legalize the possession of certain amounts of psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA by adults 21 and older. It’s already passed the Senate and moved
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