State law to allow supervised centers for drug users stalls

SACRAMENTO — A California lawmaker’s proposal to allow cities and counties in the state to create legal and supervised facilities where intravenous drug users could inject themselves was met with strong opposition Tuesday.

A handful of cities across the nation, including San Francisco, have expressed an interest in creating facilities where intravenous drug users can legally shoot up under the supervision of on-site medical personnel in case of an overdose.

Eggman said the legislation is needed to ensure cities and counties in California have the legal authority to create supervised injection facilities if they choose to.

“While San Francisco has a long tradition

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