The Latest: Bill Would OK San Francisco Safe Injection Sites

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco may be allowed to pilot a program to let people inject heroin and other drugs under medical supervision in an effort to curb overdose deaths. The California Assembly voted 41-24 Monday to send the governor a bill allowing San Francisco to operate so-called safe injection sites. The site would provide sterile needles and people would be able to use illegal drugs there without fear of arrest. The bill is by Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, who says it would help connect addicts to treatment. But an opponent, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of Lake Elsinore, says she worries it will encourage prolonged drug use.

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