Washington Lawmakers File New Psilocybin Legalization Bill For 2023

Washington Lawmakers File New Psilocybin Legalization Bill For 2023
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Bipartisan Washington State senators have unveiled a revised bill to legalize psilocybin services for adults. The “Psilocybin Services Wellness and Opportunity Act” was filed by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D) on Wednesday, with 20 cosponsors. It seeks to legalize and regulate the psychedelic for adults 21 and older. An earlier version was introduced early last year with far fewer cosponsors, and while it received a committee hearing, it did not ultimately advance toward enactment. The Psilocybin Wellness and Opportunity Act is once again LIVE! With*20* co-sponsors! This is huge.Can we get 1k comments in support of the bill? https://t.co/6bnsJITwDcLike and share, don't let the Washington State gov ignore this! #waleg — Psychedelic Medicine Alliance WA (@pma_wa) January 11, 2023 The new bill says that it’s the intent of the legislature to “facilitate the establishment of safe, legal, and affordable psilocybin service centers to provide citizens of Washington who are at least 21 years of age with opportunities for supported psilocybin experiences for wellness and personal growth.” The purpose of the reform is to “improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of all people in this state, and to reduce the prevalence of behavioral health disorders among adults in this state by providing for supported adult use of psilocybin under the supervision of a trained and licensed psilocybin service facilitator,” it says. Under SB 5263, the state Department of Health would be primarily responsible for licensing and regulating the new industry. A Washington Psilocybin Advisory Board would be established to advise on the issue and provide lawmakers with information about psilocybin research, best practices for supported use and criteria for the bill’s social opportunity program. For the record, there are 49 WA State Senators, almost half of them have already cosponsored out of the gate! — Psychedelic Medicine Alliance WA (@pma_wa) January…

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