Following our previous roundup, numerous states are moving the discussion around psychedelics reform whether through decriminalization, legalization or rescheduling proposals or ancillary measures to access to the new therapies.
A quick recap by November 3:
California: TREAT, a citizen-led initiative aiming to create a $5 million state agency to fund and promote psychedelics research, was withdrawn from the 2024 ballot as of Nov. 2. The decision came after advocates were reportedly informed by state polls that some 60% voters would oppose the proposal. The campaign is now shifting its focus to a broader exploration of mental health solutions under new name TREAT Humanity, reported Marijuana Moment.
October 27, advocates formally filed the Psychedelic Wellness and Healing Initiative of 2024, a proposal legalizing adult use, possession and growing of psychedelics for medical, therapeutic and spiritual use with a doctor’s recommendation, aiming for the 2024 ballot. Possession of entheogens would be “as much as needed for one’s own annual personal use.”
Following a 30-day public comment period, the initiative will receive an official ballot title and summary enabling advocates to start collecting signatures. To qualify for the 2024 ballot, the campaign must gather 546,651 valid signatures from state voters by April 23, 2024.
A third initiative legalizing psilocybin for adult and therapeutic use and backed by Decriminalize California got official approval to start collecting signatures in July and is still on the run.
Wisconsin: Companion bills …