The Psilocybin Movement is Like the Cannabis Movement (Except When It’s Not)

There is a bona fide movement underway with psilocybin. Decriminalization occurred last year in Denver, Oakland and Santa Cruz, and that was just a start: nearly 100 other cities are looking at decriminalizing psychedelics. At the state level, ballot measures are out for signature in California and Oregon. Federally, legislation has been proposed to allow

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

Top 10 Lessons from Cannabis for the Future Regulated Psychedelic Industry

On November 3, 2020, voters in Oregon approved Measure 109, paving the way for a regime of psilocybin for therapeutic uses in a few years. Oregon and Psilocybin: Does the Approved Ballot Measure Language Stand a Chance Oregon Psychedelics: Petition to Legalize Psilocybin for Therapy Moves Forward Oregon Psychedelics: Psilocybin on the Ballot this November!

Is Kratom Legal?

Recently, our attorneys have seen a large uptick in interest, both from consumers and businesses, in ketamine and psychedelics. There has been a proliferation of ketamine clinics in the United States (see here here, and here), and dozens of jurisdictions (such as Denver and Oregon) passed or are considering passing psychedelics laws that would do

FREE Webinar Tomorrow: Ketamine, Psilocybin and New Drug Therapies

Watch the webinar HERE! For the last 10 years, Harris Bricken attorneys have counseled countless domestic and international businesses and entrepreneurs on rapidly evolving laws and regulations in the cannabis, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD) industries. As the legal and regulatory frameworks of those industries begin to solidify, new opportunities are emerging for the commercialization and

FREE Webinar: Ketamine, Psilocybin and New Drug Therapies

Watch the webinar HERE! For the last 10 years, Harris Bricken attorneys have counseled countless domestic and international businesses and entrepreneurs on rapidly evolving laws and regulations in the cannabis, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD) industries. As the legal and regulatory frameworks of those industries begin to solidify, new opportunities are emerging for the commercialization and

FREE Webinar: Ketamine, Psilocybin and New Drug Therapies

Watch the webinar HERE! For the last 10 years, Harris Bricken attorneys have counseled countless domestic and international businesses and entrepreneurs on rapidly evolving laws and regulations in the cannabis, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD) industries. As the legal and regulatory frameworks of those industries begin to solidify, new opportunities are emerging for the commercialization and

California Cannabis: What to Watch for in 2021

It goes without saying, but 2020 was a pretty wild year for the California cannabis and hemp industries. We think 2021 will be a pretty active year and want to list out some things to watch out for as we kick off the new year. Agency Consolidation: It was announced in January 2020 that California’s

Here Comes the First Approved MDMA (Ecstasy) Drug

Last week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelics Studies (MAPS) made a very big announcement: it had raised $30 million to complete its promising study of MDMA (ecstasy; molly) for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already has granted MAPS “breakthrough therapy” approval based on earlier trials. With its recent cash