…mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“We always hear politicians say, ‘Hey, I support the veterans,'” Gould said. “Now is an opportunity to actually show that. And psychedelic modalities are the best way for you to support the troops.”
Oregon legalized [and decriminalized for personal possession and appears to have substantial equity issues as of yet, unaddressed] psilocybin via referendum in 2020 and the program will be implemented in 2023. However, it’s more common for psilocybin bills to gain some momentum but not make it out of the legislature, like in Pennsylvania. This happened in Washington and Maine, among other states. Sometimes, bills to legalize medical psilocybin would also decriminalize it for recreational purposes. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Missouri have bills in their legislatures along these lines; New Hampshire’s bill passed in the House but stalled in the Senate, and the rest of the bills are stuck in committee. Finally, some states aren’t yet prepared to legalize psilocybin but have passed — or are in the process of passing – legislation to research whether or how they should legalize it. This is the case in Hawaii, Utah, Washington, and Georgia.
Original Article (Philly Voice):
Pa. bill to study of psilocybin – the drug in magic mushrooms – as mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg
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