California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles to test out supervised drug use centers. New York City is home to two such centers that are operated and funded by nonprofits. Advocates say those centers have saved dozens of lives of people who otherwise may have overdosed on city streets while critics say they encourage drug addiction. We’ll discuss whether advocates will keep pushing for safe injection sites in California and how effectively those centers have functioned in other places.
Do Safe Injection Sites Have A Future In California After Newsom Veto?
Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown show
Heather Knight, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle
Caroline Lewis, health reporter, WNYC/New York Public Radio
Stephanie Nolen, global health reporter, New York Times