…FDA approval for psychedelic medicines?
Federal legalization… means a psychedelic substance has been removed from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of scheduled substances… the DEA can choose to de-schedule a substance at any time.
…federal legalization doesn’t mean state-level legalization. Most states have a “trigger” system that follows DEA decisions, but others will decide for themselves whether to legalize after DEA de-scheduling. The systems of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and legalization are totally separate. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), drug manufacturers, and private citizens can also petition to have a substance removed. FDA… approval happens through several stages of testing and data gathering. Legalization happens through actions from elected officials and democratic legalese. Once a new substance is approved, the DEA has three months to re-schedule or de-schedule.
Original Article (Psychedelic Support):
It’s late 2022: are we close to FDA approval for psychedelic medicines?
Artwork Fair Use: Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez