California Senate Bill 58 proposes constructive reforms but could go further in legalization of hallucinogenics

In Politics by Michael Rae

California Senate Bill 58 would legalize the cultivation, preparation, possession, and use of dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine, mescaline, and psilocybin or psilocyn in amounts reflecting personal use. Section 4 and Sec. 9 of the billwould also permit “[t]he assisting of another person, 21 years of age or older” to complete these tasks. In both cases, however, the language is constructed such that a person could not cultivate, harvest or prepare these substances in any amount exceeding the “allowable amounts,” which are the per-person possession limits. 

This language is a key limitation of SB 58 because it would never allow anyone to specialize in