Fentanyl hearing shows continued fracture in California over penalizing dealers

For the second time in less than a month, California lawmakers held a special hearing focused on fentanyl, which showed state legislators agree raising awareness and boosting access to treatment are vital but continue to be divided over whether dealers of the illegal drug should face harsher consequences. Three separate committees in the state Assembly held the mega hearing on Wednesday, which was meant to analyze the local and state government response to California's illegal fentanyl crisis. The hearing included committees that assess health and public safety policies in the Legislature, plus a select committee dedicated to fentanyl and opioid addiction. More here: https://www.kcra.com/article/fentanyl-hearing-shows-continued-fracture-in-california-over-cracking-down-on-dealers/43996081