Florida: Bills calling for study of psychedelic mental health treatment die in committee

Florida Politics reports

Florida will remain closed to mental health treatments using psilocybin — the hallucinogenic compound in “magic mushrooms” — and other psychedelic substances after a measure directing state staff to examine their potential use failed to gain traction this Legislative Session.

The legislation would have ordered the Florida Department of Health and Board of Medicine to study the alternative therapeutic applications of psilocybinketamine and MDMA in treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and migraines.

But neither of the twin bills (SB 348HB 193) by Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book and Rep. Michael Grieco received a single committee hearing, again forcing Grieco — who sponsored similar but far more ambitious legislation last year — to punt on the issue until next year.

Read more at.  https://floridapolitics.com/archives/501644-bills-calling-for-study-of-psychedelic-mental-health-treatment-die-in-committee/

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