Legal and Policy Issues

Legal and policy issues surrounding psychedelics.

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Utah Lawmakers Punt on Magic Mushroom Therapy Proposal

Utah was among several states across the political spectrum considering the use of psychedelic mushrooms this year. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pilot program in Utah that would have allowed thousands of patients to consume psychedelic mushrooms for therapeutic use failed to advance in the state Senate on Wednesday, effectively ending its chances of […]

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Australia becomes first country to legalize therapeutic use of MDMA and psilocybin

After decades of criminalization, Australia’s government said Friday that it will legalize the prescription of MDMA and psilocybin for the treatment of two medical conditions, a historic move hailed by researchers who have studied the therapeutic possibilities of the drugs. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said in a statement that starting July 1, psychiatrists may

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Missouri Representative Files Bill Legalizing Psilocybin Access

Last week, Missouri State Representative Tony Lovasco filed House Bill 869 to create legal access to psilocybin therapy in Missouri. A press release from Rep. Lovasco included statements of support from clinical researchers, veterans advocates, and law enforcement: Rep. Lovasco’s proposal comes as Compass Pathways initiates a Stage 3 clinical trial with 233 patients. In

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