California Senate Passes Psychedelics and Marijuana Employment Bills With New Amendments

Psychedelics and Marijuana Bills: A Guide to California’s Legislative Moves

Hey there, fellow of the green and the groovy! It’s your cannabis connoisseur buddy back again, ready to break down the latest buzz in the world of Psychedelics and Marijuana . Hold onto your joints, because we’re diving into the intriguing twists and turns of California’s legislative landscape.

California Senate Gives the Green Light

Just a few days ago, the California Senate made some serious waves by passing bills that could potentially reshape the way we view psychedelics and marijuana. Let’s talk about these bills that are making their way through the winding corridors of the Assembly floor.

You might be wondering what exactly these bills entail. Well, the psychedelics legislation from the mastermind, Sen. Scott Wiener, got the thumbs up from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. But it didn’t sail through without some tweaks and twirls. The committee made several that would modify provisions, delay decriminalization, and reduce personal possession amounts. Yep, they’re dialing it in.

And that’s not all, my fellow herb enthusiasts. Another Senate-passed bill zoomed through the Appropriations Committee like a well-rolled joint. This one aims to stop employers from snooping into ’ marijuana history. The committee gave it a nod, and now it’s making its way back to the Senate for concurrence. Looks like some protection for those who like to unwind with a little green after work!

Sen. Wiener’s Psychedelic Dance

Sen. Scott Wiener, the driving force behind the psychedelics bill, is riding this rollercoaster with excitement. He’s been vocal about his hopes and fears for the bill’s journey through the Assembly. But hey, the committee’s positive vote has him feeling upbeat and optimistic.

The bill’s not just about personal possession; it’s got a dash of community healing too. Imagine that – community-based healing with entheogenic substances. Sounds like a good time, right? Oh, and remember that spores and mycelium capable of producing psychedelics? Yeah, this bill could make that history.

Psychedelics Unleashed – What’s Legal and What’s Not

Now, my friends, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what’s going to be legal and what’s staying in the shadows. This bill doesn’t give a thumbs-up to all psychedelics. It’s keeping it real with natural ones like psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline. But the “synthetic” ones like LSD and MDMA? Nah, they’re not invited to this legalization party.

And hang tight, because we’re not just talking about personal possession here. This bill’s got its sights set on “community-based healing” too. There was talk of group counseling, but that got nixed. Now, it’s all about creating a regulatory framework for use.

The Big Q&A: Your Burning Questions Answered

  • Q: What are the possession limits for these psychedelics?
  • A: Hold onto your seats, my friends. DMT – 2 grams. Ibogaine – 15 grams. Psilocybin – 2 grams (or up to 4 ounces of the fungi variety). Psilocyn – 2 grams (or up to 4 ounces of the fungi variety).
  • Q: What’s the deal with synthetic psychedelics?
  • A: The bill’s all about the natural wonders – the ones derived from plants and fungi. LSD and MDMA are sitting this one out.
  • Q: Will Gov. Gavin Newsom give it the nod?
  • A: Your guess is as good as mine, my friend. The governor’s keeping quiet about this one.
  • Q: What’s this about protecting workers who use cannabis off the job?
  • A: You got it! There’s a bill to stop employers from digging into your off-duty cannabis escapades. It’s all about keeping the balance between work and play.

In the Weeds with Rob Bonta

But wait, there’s more! Our friendly Rob Bonta is on a mission to tackle the illicit market head-on. He’s pointing fingers at those sky-high cannabis taxes for keeping the black market alive and kickin’. Can’t argue with that logic, can you?

And hey, it seems Bonta’s been huddling up with local governments and folks to figure out the legal risks of interstate marijuana . It’s like a real-life game of strategy and risk management.

Wrapping it Up with a Green Bow

So, there you have it, my fellow enthusiasts. Psychedelics and Marijuana Bills are dancing their way through the California legislative scene. From Senate-passed highs to Assembly floor moves, it’s a ride worth keeping an eye on. Remember, my friends, as much as we’re chillin’ and talking about the good stuff, there are always layers of legality to navigate.

Hats off to Sen. Scott Wiener, who’s got his eyes on the prize, and to all the lawmakers involved in making these bills a reality. It’s a journey that’s just beginning, and we’re here to keep you in the loop on all things cannabis and beyond.

Stay elevated, stay informed, and light up that joint of knowledge. Until next time!

Original article by Kyle Jaeger, published on September 1, 2023.

Rosemary Puffman
I'm Rosemary, a staunch supporter of cannabis legalization and its potential benefits. My roles as a writer, cannabis entrepreneur, and informed investor allow me to contribute to the evolving narrative around cannabis. Through my writing, I aim to destigmatize and educate, while my business ventures and strategic investments align with my belief in the positive impact of responsible cannabis use.

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