CO Psychedelics Advisory Board Meets For First Time

The Denver Post reports here

Colorado’s psychedelic journey begins this week with first advisory board meeting

Here’s some background on the board itself

The nominees for a 15-member panel that will oversee Colorado’s new framework for legalized access to psychedelic mushrooms were given initial approval by a Colorado Senate committee last week.

The Natural Medicine Advisory Board is tasked with helping Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies develop rules and regulations to implement the Natural Medicine Health Act, which Colorado voters passed last November. The measure allows for licensed “healing centers” to provide access to psilocybin and psilocyn, the psychoactive compounds found in many species of fungi, for therapeutic purposes. 

DORA Executive Director Patty Salazar told the committee the selection process for the first-of-its-kind board had to be “thoughtful and extensive.” She said the group of appointees “creates a complete puzzle” with representatives from each of the 12 categories required by the ballot measure. 

“As the department that has the most boards and commissions among all state agencies, I am confident in the individuals that have been appointed and in their ability to serve the public interest of Colorado,” Salazar said. “I’m also confident that these appointees will help ensure that as other states consider the legalization of psilocybin, Colorado once again serves as a model.”

More at  https://coloradonewsline.com/2023/03/21/meet-the-15-appointees-set-to-guide-legalization-of-magic-mushrooms-in-colorado/

 

Natural Medicine Health Act – Board

Board members

  • Katina Banks, JD l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Sheriff David Lucero l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Billy Wynne, JD l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • Dr. Alisa Hannum, PhD l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Dr. Tina Gonzales, PhD l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • Riccardo Baca l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Lundy MA, LPC l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Dr. Joshua Goodwin, PhD l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • Dr. Sofia Chavez, DNM l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • William Dunn l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • Dr. Sue Sisley, MD l Term expires January 31, 2027
  • Dr. Bradley Conner, PhD l Term expires January 31, 2025
  • Councilmember Skippy Mesirow I Term expires January 31, 2025

https://dpo.colorado.gov/dpo-home/natural-medicine-health-act-home/natural-medicine-health-act-board

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