California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill into law that his administration says will create “a paradigm shift that will provide individuals with severe mental health and substance use disorders the care and services they need to get healthy.”
But drug reform advocates are crying foul, saying the measure amounts to a massive government overreach.
Newsom signed the bill, known as the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, on Wednesday.
The Democratic governor hailed the legislation’s bipartisan support, with his office saying the new law will “provide help upstream, ahead of conservatorships and outside the walls of
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