Another series of psychedelics reform bills have been introduced in states from New Hampshire to Hawaii, building on the movement that’s seen exceptional activity in the 2023 session.
The proposed legislation ranges in scope, but legislators across the aisle are making their interest in the issue clear this year.
More than a dozen psychedelics bills have been filed in legislatures throughout the U.S. in recent weeks—from modest proposals to establish advisory boards that would study the issue to broader ones that would legalize substances like psilocybin for therapeutic use.
Here’s a rundown of the latest proposals since Marijuana Moment’s last roundup of psychedelics legislation:
Numerous psychedelics bills have been introduced in the Aloha State.
Sen. Ron Kouchi (D) filed a bill to create a “therapeutic psilocybin working group” that would be tasked with studying the “medicinal and therapeutic effects of psilocybin or psilocybin-based products” for conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The body would also need to look into the efficacy of therapeutic psilocybin programs that are being implemented in Colorado and Oregon.
Members would have to “determine and develop a long-term strategic plan to ensure the safe availability and accessibility of affordable, therapeutic psilocybin
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