Appears Dead For 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.