An increasing number of state lawmakers are aiming to introduce psychedelic legalization bills to their respective House of Representatives and Senates. Let’s take a look at some of the latest proposals.

Missouri Bill: Psilocybin Therapy For Qualifying Patients

After advising on his plans, Rep. Tony Lovasco finally introduced HB 869 to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy.

The measure would allow patients suffering from PTSD, severe depression and end-of-life anxiety, as well as people with other mental health indications who have been underserved by current treatment options to use the natural psychedelic.

Access would require a physician’s recommendation, and the state’s Dept. of Health and Senior Services would regulate all things related to the provision of psilocybin therapy. 

The bill includes “trigger language” that would expand treatment accessibility to adults over 21, should psilocybin be rescheduled under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CTA.)

Rep. Lovasco believes his proposal to be “a first step to addressing pervasive mental health crises by creating access to …

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