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Sb 649

California Gov. Jerry Brown Carries the Torch for the War on Drugs

Lynne Lyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynne Lyman

Brown rejected the national 'smart on crime' trend and pragmatic public policy by vetoing SB649, which aimed to give judges and district attorneys the discretion to charge possession of small amounts of illicit drugs as a felony or a misdemeanor.

Kathleen Miles

California Deals Major Blow To Drug Reform | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill on Saturday to reduce the penalty for offenders caught for simple drug possession. Senate Bill 649 wo...

Saki Knafo

State Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

When Daniel Romero was first arrested for drug possession, at the age of 21, he had been getting high for more than a decade. He started smoking pot w...