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California Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill to Establish Safe Drug Injection Sites

HeadlineAug 23, 2022

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles to establish safe drug consumption and injection sites, aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths. Newsom claimed the sites would have brought “a world of unintended consequences.” But advocates have long said the facilities save lives and connect people to medical resources, including treatment for drug dependency.

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