Bill Passed To Protect Drug Users Seeking Medical Help
On Monday, state lawmakers approved a bill (AB 472) that would exempt drug users from prosecution if they seek medical assistance. Lawmakers said the measure is necessary to reduce drug overdose deaths in California. They said that drug users often do not seek medical help because they fear prosecution. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for consideration.
- "Bill Would Exempt Drug Users From Prosecution if They Seek Help" (Mishak/McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 8/27).