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SF Chronicle - "State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill when the Legislature returns decriminalizing possession of psychedlics.
"QAnon isn’t simply a misinformation problem. It’s an outgrowth of our troubled times, when people who have survived decades of extreme income inequality are now suffering through a horrific pandemic.
"California has long led the way on environmental issues, and our state’s climate laws will likely serve as the template for domestic and even international climate policy under a future Biden administration.
The Guardian looks at how a QAnon, a conspiracy theory group, has infected the Republican Party, exploring a recent incident where Senator Wiener was targeted because of LG
"In January 2019, Scott Wiener, a California State Senator, introduced what he thought was an L.G.B.T.Q. Civil Rights Bill.
Late Monday, just before the legislative session expired, Senate Bill 145 passed the California State Assembly and the State Senate. But posts shared thousands of times claimed that the "pro-pedophilia" legislation had actually passed a day earlier and misconstrued its contents.The misinformation is the latest in a series of attacks on the legislation and the lawmaker who introduced it – state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Fransisco – by right-wing conspiracy theorists known as QAnon.
Californians could see the most dramatic expansion of mental health and addiction coverage under state law in decades, if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill that is likely heading to his desk in coming weeks.
The bill – SB 855 by Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco – would significantly expand what treatments are considered medically necessary for health insurance coverage.