California lawmakers delivered a slew of marijuana and psychedelics bills to the governor as the session came to a close last week, and now the question is: will he sign, veto or allow them to take effect without his signature?
More than a dozen drug policy reform measures have been sent to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in recent weeks. The governor has long championed marijuana legalization and taken steps to support the industry, but his position on each of the individual measures is currently unclear.
One piece of legislation that advocates are paying particularly close attention to is a proposal to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of certain psychedelics for adults 21 and older, while also taking steps to develop a regulatory model to access them for therapeutic or facilitated use.
While Newsom’s stance on cannabis legalization is clear, he’s stayed silent on the psychedelics issue. A spokesperson told Marijuana Moment earlier this month that he will make a decision based on the “merits” of the bill.
Other key proposals that the legislature has advanced to his desk include measures to prevent employers from asking job applicants about marijuana use, legalize cannabis “cafes,” promote
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