…psychedelics gaining momentum

…nearly all bills specified psilocybin, 90%, and…. support for the measures has come from across the political spectrum and investigators say… the trend follows a similar trajectory as the marijuana decriminalization effort… while bills varied in their framework, 58% proposed decriminalization, of which few delineated medical oversight, 23%, or training and/or licensure requirements, 35%… political efforts for psychedelics reform have percolated from cities and states to the federal level…

In general, bills contained less regulatory guidance than… Oregon Measure 109. While early legislative efforts occurred in liberal states, the margin between liberal and conservative states has decreased over time. Researchers identified 74 bills and referendums in 25 states introduced during the study period that either sought to reform existing laws and expand access… to psilocybin (psychedelic mushrooms) & (MDMA), or proposed further research into decriminalization. “The fact that this has started to come from the two polar ends of the political spectrum is a big part of the reason this is snowballing so quickly,” Joshua Siegel, MD, PhD, lead investigator and an instructor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The number of psychedelic reform bills introduced during each calendar year increased steadily from 5 in 2019 to 6 in 2020, 27 in 2021, and 36 in 2022.

Original Article (Medscape & JAMA):
States’ push to legalize psychedelics gaining momentum & Psychedelic drug legislative reform and legalization in the US
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