New Mexico Lawmakers Approve Psilocybin Study Bill
New Mexico lawmakers advanced legislation on Wednesday to create a state body that would study the the possibility of launching a psilocybin therapy program for patients with certain mental health conditions who could benefit from using the psychedelic. The House Health and Human Services approved the bill, sponsored by Rep. Christine Trujillo (D), in a unanimous voice vote. The measure now heads to the House Appropriations & Finance Committee. Rep. Elizabeth Thomson (D), the panel’s chair, recounted hearing “fascinating” testimony at an earlier meeting and receiving Twitter direct messages from people “who said this saved their lives.” “If they hadn’t had this, they would have committed suicide,” she said. “So that was pretty strong for me.” Rep. Stefani Lord (R) said she’s seen research showing that psilocybin “works tremendously” for conditions like PTSD and depression. “It works for a lot of different things,” she told fellow committee members. The legislation would establish an eight-member Psilocybin Advisory Group appointed by the governor that would be responsible for studying and making recommendations on the “feasibility” of creating a psilocybin therapy program. Members would specifically need to consider policies to create a regulatory framework for psilocybin cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing, as well as “treatment guidelines for the use of psilocybin-derived products to treat certain mental health issues, including patient selection and provider training and certification.” — Marijuana Moment is tracking hundreds of cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state legislatures and Congress this year. Patreon supporters pledging at least $25/month get access to our interactive maps, charts and hearing calendar so they don’t miss any developments. Learn more about our marijuana bill tracker and become a supporter on Patreon to get access. — The advisory group would further need to “analyze research findings related to the use of psilocybin to treat patients…
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