July 8, 2021
California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President
Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee
Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty,
Val Emick, and Theresa Speake
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HEALTHYOUR CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE HAS PASSED A BILL LEGALIZING HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS, INCLUDING MUSHROOMS, LSD AND DATE-RAPE DRUGS. IT IS NOW HEADED FOR A HEARING IN THE ASSEMBLY!
SB 519– Controlled substances; decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substances. Existing law categorizes certain drugs and other substances as controlled substances and prohibits various actions related to those substances which include their manufacture, transportation, sale, possession, and ingestion.
This bill would legalize the possession, personal use, and social sharing, by persons 21 years of age and older (because we KNOW the people who use these drugs wouldn’t DREAM of sharing these drugs, with anyone under age 21) as defined. Some of these are known by their street names of DMT, mescaline, LSD, and Ecstasy or Molly, or are called “date-rape” drugs. These are ALL HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS and the Ca. State Senate wants to legalize them!
Existing law prohibits the cultivation, transfer, or transportation, as specifies, of any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contain psilocybin or psilocin. NOTE: these are products in the mushroom itself and cause a chemical reaction in the body that would make one experience sensory hallucinations. This bill would repeal those provisions!
Existing law creates a Research Advisory Panel, as specified, to conduct hearings on, and in other ways study, research projects concerning cannabis or hallucinogenic drugs. This bill would require the State Department of Public Health to convene a working group, as specified, to research and make recommendations to the Legislature regarding, among other things, the regulation and use of the substances made lawful by this bill, as specified.
Here’s a thought- how about we study this BEFORE legalizing these drugs? They specified “social sharing” with 21-year-olds or older only? How is that working out with Marijuana, Alcohol, Tobacco, and oh, let’s not forget the new kid on the block, or should we say the new drug on the block- Fentanyl?, So now the government is going to add to our drug problems, by legalizing psychedelic drugs. In a professional Pharmacist’s opinion, we do not have enough information to move forward with legalizing these hallucinogenic drugs, there is no safeguard for this bill, we don’t know the consequences of our actions and thus we don’t know how much this will cost the taxpayers in the long run.
Why would we want to add more debilitating drugs to the already massive problem of drug abuse which is a key factor in homelessness, crime, and poverty? The opiate epidemic is a good example of what happens when misleading and false information is utilized as facts. The smokescreen is the medical reason: The real reason is greed and money. The pharmaceutical companies will reap massive profits off future sales if this is passed, and the need for the state to care for the addicted ( meaning we taxpayers)will increase untold amounts.
This bill has passed in the Senate and is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly on July 13. We suggest you contact your Assemblyperson ASAP to oppose this bill!
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