A broad drug reform bill has been introduced to the California state legislature proposing to decriminalize the possession and personal use of a number of psychedelic drugs, including LSD, psilocybin and MDMA. The bill proposes to expunge all criminal convictions relating to these substances and allows “social sharing” of the drugs, but not commercial sales.
Progressive drug reform continues to sweep across the United States following last November’s general election in which four more states passed recreational marijuana measures. Now, Democrat senator Scott Wiener has introduced the most dramatically broad drug bill seen so far in the country.
Senate Bill 519 looks to, “make lawful the possession for personal use, as described, and the social sharing, as defined, of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), ketamine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), by and with persons 21 years of age or older.”
The far-reaching bill dismisses prior convictions for possession and use of those specified substances. It also calls for a commission to be formed to “research and make recommendations” regarding future regulatory conditions for therapeutic uses.