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BREAKING: City of Seattle Decriminalizes Psychedelics

In a continuing trend across the country whereby cities are taking steps to decriminalize the possession of certain amounts of all kinds of psychedelics, Seattle joined the herd this week by voting to formalize the non-prosecution of the possession of certain entheogens, commonly known as psychedelics. We were especially gratified to see the results of

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

Starting a Ketamine Clinic: What You Need to Know Now

Starting a Ketamine Clinic – What You Need to Know: The Webinar Replay

For anyone who was unable to join our September 9th webinar, Starting a Ketamine Clinic – What You Need to Know, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full presentation for your viewing pleasure. You can download the transcript HERE. Stay up to date on ketamine via the Canna Law Blog.   REGISTER TODAY for

Starting a Ketamine Clinic: What You Need to Know Now

FREE Webinar: Starting a Ketamine Clinic– What You Need to Know

WATCH HERE!  As psychedelic treatments move to the forefront in healthcare, there has been a proliferation of new ketamine clinics opening throughout the United States. In addition, there is robust activity in the mergers and acquisitions market for these clinics. Ketamine is being used for a wide range of off-label uses, including for certain mood disorders.  On Thursday, September 9th at 3 pm EDT

Starting a Ketamine Clinic: What You Need to Know Now

Starting a Ketamine Clinic: What You Need to Know Now 

WATCH HERE!  As psychedelic treatments move to the forefront in healthcare, there has been a proliferation of new ketamine clinics opening throughout the United States. In addition, there is robust activity in the mergers and acquisitions market for these clinics. Ketamine is being used for a wide range of off-label uses, including for certain mood disorders.   On Thursday, September 9th at 3 pm EDT

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Oregon Psilocybin: Advisory Board and Licensing Update

On March 18, Governor Kate Brown appointed members to the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, which held its first meeting on March 31. Since then, the Board has met monthly and created five subcommittees to study facets of the emerging psilocybin industry including research, equity, manufacturing, training, and licensing. I chair the Licensing Subcommittee, which focuses

Ketamine Clinics: What is a “Referral” Under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute?

Ketamine Clinics: What is a “Referral” Under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute?

In a prior post, we discussed the federal anti-kickback statute (the “AKS”) and the implications for ketamine clinics. In short, the federal AKS prohibits anyone from paying or receiving anything of value for the referral of patients where a federal government healthcare payment program is the payor (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, VA, etc.). 42 U.S.C. §

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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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The Psychedelic Landscape: Pharma, Tech, Decrim, Other

We’ve been writing about psychedelics on this blog now for three years. I believe the first article I wrote covered Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Compass Pathway’s drug trial for COMP360, a psilocybin formulation that eventually was patented. Since that time, a LOT has happened in the space, and we have seen all