Mind Medicine write….On 3rd February, the Delegate for the Secretary of the Department of Health in Canberra made an interim decision NOT to reschedule these medicines from Schedule 9 to Schedule 8 (Controlled Medicine) of the Poisons Standard.

The rescheduling applications were lodged last July and supported by over 80 leading psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacologists, researchers and other medical practitioners and another 30 leading scientists and clinicians from DrugScience UK. The public submissions were also overwhelmingly in favour of the rescheduling of these medicines and over 50% of these submissions came from Health Sector Experts. Unfortunately, many of the 500+ public submissions for psilocybin and 450+ public submissions for MDMA were dismissed as being irrelevant.

The good news is that the Delegate’s decision is only an Interim decision and we now have the Delegate’s stated reasons for not rescheduling these medicines to respond to. We believe that most of the Delegate’s reasons are wrong and will not stand up to proper scrutiny.

 

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