Colorado Officials Seek Psychedelics Advisory Board Members As State Works To Implement Legalization Ballot Measure

Colorado Officials Seek Psychedelics Advisory Board Members As State Works To Implement Legalization Ballot Measure
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Colorado officials are looking for people to join a first-of-its-kind advisory board tasked with informing the implementation of psychedelics legalization following voter approval of a reform initiative on the November ballot. The state Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is promoting a webpage where people can fill out applications to be considered for appointment on the Natural Medicine Advisory Board. The application forms request information about a person’s basic background and qualifications. The 15-member board, once appointed by the governor, will be responsible for studying and making recommendations on a number of issues related to the psychedelics law, which permits adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and share certain psychedelics, while also establishing psilocybin “healing centers” in the state. Applications currently being accepted. To apply for the Board, please visit https://t.co/0i6En9HEU7 pic.twitter.com/CXqgW6jtpl — DORA Colorado (@DORAColorado) December 5, 2022 Those recommendations would cover topics like promoting public education about the reform, regulating natural plants and fungi, ensuring “affordable, equitable, ethical and culturally responsible access to natural medicines” and possibly adding new substance to the therapeutic program. Gov. Jared Polis (D) is charged with making appointments to the board no later than January 31. He issued a proclamation certifying the November vote late last month ahead of deadline, which made effective provisions legalizing possession, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline (not derived from peyote), DMT and psilocyn for adults 21 and older. The measure legalizes “personal use” amounts of the included psychedelics. While it doesn’t set a specific numerical definition for such limits, there is no commercial sales component beyond legal access at the licensed healing centers. The psychedelic substances remain federally illegal. After the governor finalizes his appointments for the advisory board, members will need to submit their initial report with policy recommendations by September 30. What will take…

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