SB 58

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 16, 2022
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Controlled substances: decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substances.


(1) Existing law categorizes certain drugs and other substances as controlled substances and prohibits various actions related to those substances, including their manufacture, transportation, sale, possession, and ingestion. This bill would make lawful the possession, preparation, obtaining, transfer, as specified, or transportation of, specified quantities of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) , ibogaine, and mescaline, for personal use or facilitated or supported use, as defined, by and with persons 21 years of age or older. The bill would provide penalties for possession of these substance on school grounds, or possession by, or transferring to, persons under 21 years of age. (2) Existing law prohibits the cultivation, transfer, or transportation, as specified, of any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contain psilocybin or psilocyn. This bill would repeal those provisions. (3) Existing law prohibits the possession of drug paraphernalia, as defined. This bill would exempt from this prohibition, paraphernalia related, as specified, to these specific substances. The bill would also exempt from the prohibition items used for the testing and analysis of controlled substances. (4) Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that the messages and information provided by various state drug and alcohol programs promote no unlawful use of any drugs or alcohol. This bill would repeal those provisions. (5) By eliminating and changing the elements of existing crimes and creating new offenses, and by requiring new duties of local prosecutors, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. (6) This bill would state that its provisions are severable.

Bill Sponsors (15)



Mar 21, 2023


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 1.) (March 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 01, 2023


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB S.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB S.


Set for hearing March 21.

Jan 18, 2023


Referred to Com. on PUB S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB S.

Jan 04, 2023


Read first time.

Dec 19, 2022


From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 16.

Dec 16, 2022


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
12/16/22 - Introduced PDF
03/01/23 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/17/23- Senate Public Safety PDF


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