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Statement on the Passing of AB 2136 from the Public Safety Committee

For immediate release:

“With overdoses on the rise and opioids like Fentanyl inserted into the drug supply, it is clear that knowing if a drug or medication is tainted or mislabeled is paramount in avoiding an overdose and death.

Working off of existing pilot programs throughout the state, my bill, AB 2136, seeks to increase drug testing availability to determine the composition of substances.

This bill at its core is a health and public safety policy seeking to lift certain barriers to safe and effective testing for persons who use drugs. It is both a preventative harm reduction measure and means to better understand the ever changing illicit drug market.

AB 2136 has the potential to save lives.”