During a House Ways & Means Committee meeting wherein lawmakers discussed bills concerning worker and family health support access, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) brought up the therapeutic potential of psychedelics as alternatives to traditional drugs for mental health conditions, as first reported by Marijuana Moment.

With respect to the committee discussion, the congressman said he’s “encouraged with the spirit with which we’re moving forward being able to integrate a variety of areas for reform” such as outpatient care, yet he also stated a need to “continue moving forward” in the search to alleviate mental health disorders in the population nationwide, suggesting that psychedelics should be firmly included within the healthcare improvements discussion.

This is not the first time Blumenauer speaks of the benefits of this type of therapy. Back in January 2022, …

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