Psychedelics Legislation

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Psychedelics Legislation

The requested information surrounding any change of legislation around psychedelics in Oakland, California; Santa Cruz, California; California (as a whole); Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC; Florida (as a whole); Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Vermont (as a whole); and Ann Arbor, Michigan has been populated in the attached spreadsheet. A summary of our findings has been presented below.

Summary

  • Out of the ten locations, only Florida is planning to allow the use of psychedelics for medical purposes only. The other cities or states are championing for or have already decriminalized the use of psychedelics.
  • Additionally, we could not find any information on whether Seattle, Washington is planning to decriminalize or allow the medical use of psychedelics. Thus, we entered N/A in respective cells. However, according to The Columbian, Washington could become the second state in the country to "legalize the personal use of all drugs, ranging from psychedelic mushrooms to opiates." Washington's Bill, HB 1499 — 2021-22, is sponsored by representatives "Davis, Harris-Talley, Ramel, Macri, Simmons, Peterson, Bateman, Fitzgibbon, Duerr, Ortiz-Self, Hackney, Slatter, Ryu, Berry, Sells, Thai, Chopp, Valdez, Pollet, Eslick, Ormsby, Morgan, Stonier, and Frame" and was heard in the House Committee on Public Safety in February 2021. If passed, the act will come into effect on December 1, 2022.
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