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Canna Law Blog

California and Psychedelics: Getting Closer

Over the last few months, I’ve written a few posts about SB-519, a bill introduced by California State Senator Scott Wiener earlier this year that is intended to decriminalize a host of psychedelics – from psilocybin to ketamine to LSD (you can read those posts here, here, and here). SB-519 has passed through the California

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Psychedelics Law Blog

California Psychedelics Update

I recently published a nationwide psychedelics law roundup post. But in doing so, I realized that it’s been a while since we did a comprehensive California psychedelics update. Today, I’ll walk through the two key proposed California psychedelics laws and where they stand. California’s push to decriminalize (almost) all psychedelics In 2021, California Senator Scott

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Psychedelics Law Blog

California Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill Gets Revived

A statewide psychedelics decriminalization bill that’s been on pause for almost a year was recently set for a legislative hearing next month. This is huge news for California psychedelics advocates, even if we don’t have a ton of information on what is likely to happen just yet. In 2021, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced

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Psychedelics Law Blog

State Psychedelic Law Roundup

In this post, I’ll do a brief state psychedelic law roundup. I won’t cover local (city or county) measures or all the states. Instead, I’ll summarize some of the recent action or more significant developments in states across the country. Washington State psilocybin law On January 6, Washington lawmakers introduced the Washington Psilocybin Services Wellness and

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Psychedelics Law Blog

Psychedelics Legislation Advances in California

Earlier this year, I wrote a post entitled “California May Decriminalize Psychedelics”. My post discussed a piece of legislation that was introduced (SB-519), which would decriminalize a host of psychedelic drugs. You can read about what exactly SB-519 would do in my prior post, but I want to again emphasize that the bill in its

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Psychedelics Law Blog

California Psychedelic Law Updates

It’s been a while since I provided an update on the state of California psychedelics law, but there have been a few important updates in the last few weeks, so it’s now that time. Before jumping in, I’ll remind readers that currently, all psychedelics are illegal under federal law unless a person has received an

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Psychedelics Law Blog

California Won’t Decriminalize Psychedelics This Year

In 2021, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB-519, a statewide psychedelics decriminalization bill. Senator Wiener didn’t have the support to push the bill all the way forward in 2021, so he gathered momentum for a 2022 vote. After a gutting by the California Assembly, the state won’t decriminalize psychedelics in 2022. I’ve regularly blogged on

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SB-519

A California Senate bill introduced by California Senator Scott Wiener in 2021 that was intended to decriminalize a host of psychedelics and initiate the process for determining how to eventually legalize and regulate such substances.

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Psychedelics Law Blog

California May Decriminalize Psychedelics

On February 17, 2021, California Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB-519, a bill that if passed, would decriminalize a host of both natural and synthetic psychedelic drugs. In this post, I’ll unpack what the law would do in its current form. Before I get into the specifics of the bill, there are three things that are

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Psychedelics Law Blog

Psychedelic Decriminalization and Legalization Roundup

It’s not been two years since Denver decriminalized psilocybin. In that span of time, cities and states across the country have adopted or are considering adopting sweeping decriminalization (and even legalization!) laws that apply to psilocybin and in some cases, even a host of other psychedelic substances. Today, I’ll do a roundup of these efforts