Election 2020: Psychedelics on the Ballot in Washington D.C.

Election 2020: Psychedelics on the Ballot in Washington D.C.

Oregon is not the only jurisdiction with psilocybin (and other controlled psychedelic plant substances) on the ballot this fall. For our coverage of Oregon’s Measure 109, see: Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109 Oregon and Psilocybin: Does the Approved Ballot Measure Language Stand a Chance? Oregon Psychedelics: Petition to Legalize Psilocybin for Therapy

How Religious Groups Can Petition to Use Psychedelics Legally

How Religious Groups Can Petition to Use Psychedelics Legally

I recently wrote a post outlining the long history of religious exemptions to the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In this post, I’ll provide a brief overview of the hoops that religious organizations have to jump through. Religious organizations that want to use psychedelics for religious purposes and comply with U.S. law are forced to

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Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109

In about a week Oregonians will begin receiving their mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. Along with the presidential, congressional, and state elections, Oregonians will vote on a number of ballot measures. One of those is Measure 109 – which, if it passes, will permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic use under a licensing

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Oregon Psychedelics: Psilocybin on the Ballot this November!

On June 29, the folks at “Yes On IP 34” announced that the Psilocybin Therapy Initiative will qualify for the ballot this November in Oregon.  The campaign said it had collected over 164,000 signatures and that its recent submission of additional signatures would comfortably put the initiative above the requirements. This is exciting news! You

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Ketamine Clinics and the DEA

Recently, we’ve been writing about ketamine-infusion clinics, which are increasingly popping up across the country (see a list of our past coverage at the end of this post). Over the coming weeks, we’ll dive deeper into individual laws and regulations governing clinics. Today, we focus on some of the high-level requirements of the Drug Enforcement

Oregon and Psilocybin: Does the Approved Ballot Measure Language Stand a Chance?

Oregon and Psilocybin: Does the Approved Ballot Measure Language Stand a Chance?

Back in August, I covered the landmark Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug trial approval for psilocybin, the naturally occurring, psychedelic ingredient found in around 200 species of mushrooms. I speculated that if everything goes well, we could see an approved psilocybin drug hit the market sometime in the next 5 to 10 years. I