Marijuana Moment report
Connecticut lawmakers sent the governor a large-scale budget bill on Tuesday that includes provisions to set the state up to provide certain patients with access to psychedelic-assisted treatment using substances like MDMA and psilocybin.
The language largely mirrors a standalone bill that moved through committee earlier this session. However, the budget legislation is more limited with respect to who would be eligible for the treatment option compared to the standalone proposal.
The budget measure cleared the House on Monday and then passed the Senate on Tuesday. It now heads to the governor.
Under both the budget bill and HB 5396, psychedelic treatment centers would be established in the state where people could receive psilocybin-assisted or MDMA-assisted therapy as part of an expanded access program for investigational new drugs through the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).