Minnesota: Rep. Andy Smith looking to create psychedelic medicine task force

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Representative Andy Smith (DFL) is proposing to form a task force focusing on psychedelic medicine treating mental illnesses.

The Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology reports encouraging initial signs of psychedelic drugs helping patients suffering from mental disorders. However, the long term effects of these substances are still unknown.

The taskforce would mainly concentrate on three drugs: LSD, MDMA, and Psilocybin.  Lawmakers, physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical researchers would learn about the substances to make recommendations on how to legalize the drugs responsibly for patients.

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