Hawaii Senators Approve Two Psychedelic Research Bills With Support From Governor’s Office

Marijuana Moment reports

 

A Hawaii Senate committee has approved a bill to promote studies into the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, MDMA and other alternative treatments for mental health conditions, while also advancing another measure that more narrowly focuses on psilocybin research only.

Both measures cleared the Senate Ways & Means Committee with unanimous votes after receiving supportive testimony from the governor’s office. They next head to the Senate floor.

Watch Hearings https://www.youtube.com/live/iwomXsxCuc8?feature=share

The broader bill to create a “beneficial treatments advisory council” is being sponsored by Sen. Chris Lee (D), and perviously moved through another panelearlier this month.

The separate proposal to establish a state working group to study the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin specifically is being carried by Sen. Ron Kouchi (D).

The panel adopted technical amendments to both bills before approving them.

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Hawaii Senators Approve Two Psychedelic Research Bills With Support From Governor’s Office

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