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Colorado Legalizes Psychedelics

There’s been a lot of news about Tuesday’s election. One of the things that hasn’t made the waves is Colorado’s approval of Prop. 122, which will pave the way for psilocybin clinics like in Oregon. Prop. 122 is actually much broader than Oregon’s Measure 109, and legalizes psychedelics far beyond just psilocybin. Many expressed opposition

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Oregon Psilocybin Calendar: All Proposed Rules This Week!

This will be one of the most important weeks for Oregon psilocybin to date, at least from a news and public information perspective. This is because we expect the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to publish all remaining proposed administrative rules for the Oregon psilocybin program. The forthcoming rules should cover everything outlined in Measure 109

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DEA Retreats on Five Psychedelic Compounds

Friday was a great day for psychedelics. More generally, Friday was a great day for science and medicine, the rule of law and rational inquiry. This is because the DEA backed down on its clumsy attempt to ban five more psychedelic substances (tryptamines), which it had moved to place on Schedule I of the federal

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Check Out Our New Psychedelics Glossary

Our mission at the Psychedelics Law Blog is to translate complicated legal concepts into plain English for psychedelics entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We know just how complicated, inaccessible, and even contradictory psychedelics terminology can be. So we wanted to design an industry resource of key legal terms and even non-legal or technical terms for anyone in

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board Update: May 25, 2022 Meeting

The Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (OPAB) was established by Measure 109 and is responsible for making recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for psilocybin services in Oregon. OPAB has met monthly since March of 2021, and the last monthly meeting is set for June 22, 2022. After that, OPAB will meet every two months.

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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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BREAKING NEWS: DEA Wants to Ban More Psychedelics

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is preparing to pass a rule that would place five tryptamine hallucinogens on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These compounds would then be as illegal as heroin, fentanyl or other dangerous drugs. Their possession, use, and manufacture would be a felony that could lead to

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New York Introduces Medical Psilocybin Legislation

On Monday, November 13, 2021, New York Assemblyman Pat Burke introduced medical psilocybin legislation. The “purpose or general idea of bill” provides a good summary: this legislation would “create psilocybin service centers to provide innovative treatment options for ailments such as PTSD, depression, alcohol dependency, anxiety, among others.” The bill echoes two separate pieces of

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Is Psilocybin Really a Miracle Drug? Compass Pathways Releases Phase 2B Trial Results

Something strange happened yesterday. Psychedelics unicorn Compass Pathways released data for the largest clinical trial ever conducted of a psilocybin drug. Not only did the drug seem to work, but the heavily anticipated data were “breathtaking” in the words of Compass’ CEO. Immediately, the company’s publicly traded shares dropped 16%. Including the day prior, it