E2SSB 5536 - BAD Bill

Bill Title: Concerning controlled substances, counterfeit substances, and legend drug possession and treatment.

Committee: Community Safety, Justice and Reentry - House
Companion Bill: none

Bill Summary:

  • AN ACT Relating to justice system and behavioral health responses for persons experiencing circumstances that involve controlled substances, counterfeit substances, legend drugs, and drug paraphernalia; 

What the Bill says:

  •  ” best practices, working directly with people who use drugs to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission, and improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of those served. The state must follow principles of harm reduction, which means practical strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction involves safer use of supplies as well as care settings, staffing, and interactions that are person-centered,”… 

Our Summary Opinion:

  • This bill seriously allows the government to facilitate the use of drugs and defines the criminal aspect of possession and distribution to “knowingly” including the counterfeit substances commonly getting distributed now which are fentanyl. Allowing this to pass will further destroy families, children and communities!

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