The Canberra Times writes…
ACT Greens’ MLA Johnathan Davis wants Canberra to be the first jurisdiction to provide an accessible path for psychiatrists to prescribe psychedelic-assisted therapy to patients experiencing serious mental concerns.
At a Mind Medicine screening of Israeli documentary Trip of Compassion this week, Mr Davis told the audience he wanted the ACT to lead a nationwide push to get Psilocybin and MDMA rescheduled from a schedule-nine substance to a schedule-eight substance.
Psychedelic-therapy advocacy group Mind Medicine are driving a push for the change after the Department of Health handed down an interim decision last month not to reschedule the drugs.
Mr Davis said it was the policy of the ACT Greens that they should explore all options for the best recovery from anxiety, PTSD and depression.
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