AB 1416 Appears Dead For 2001

May 9, 2001

On February 23, 2001 California Assemblywoman Lynne Leach introduced AB 1416, a bill that would place MDMA (Ecstasy) in California's Schedule I, and make it a misdemeanor offense to "use" or "be under the influence" of MDMA. Those convicted of using or being under the influence of MDMA would receive a 90-day mandatory minimum sentence.

Several days after the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics prepared an analysis of AB 1416 and sent it to the members of the Public Safety Committee, Assemblywoman Leach cancelled a Public Safety Committee hearing regarding the bill.

A representative at Assemblywoman's Leach's office told the CCLE that no further action on AB 1416 is expected this year, but the bill may be pursued again during California's 2002 legislative session.

Complete information about AB1416, including the CCLE analysis, can be found online at: www.cognitiveliberty.org/DLL/ab1416index.htm.