The Dales Report July 13, 2023

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Makes Urgent Call for Support at House Rules Committee on Psychedelics

The underlying Bill, which had been previously endorsed in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has encountered an obstacle during its journey as numerous progressive proposals hangs in the balance.

Marijuana Moment July 11, 2023

Massachusetts Campaign Takes First Step to Put Psychedelics Reform on the 2024 Ballot

The purpose will be to “expand mental health treatment options in Massachusetts by providing new pathways to access natural psychedelic medicine therapy.”

Marijuana Moment July 10, 2023

Berkeley, California City Council to Vote on Psychedelics Resolution This Week

The committee voted to advance the proposal, which would call on police to deprioritize enforcement of laws against all entheogenic substances, excluding peyote-derived mescaline.

The Microdose July 8, 2023

Australia’s New MDMA and Psilocybin Program Raises Concerns for Researchers

A group of researchers point to a lack of “universally accepted protocols” for psilocybin-assisted therapy to treat depression.

Green Market Report July 6, 2023

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Edge Closer to Insurance Coverage with New AMA Codes

Once in effect, these codes will allow physicians and other qualified health care professionals to seek coverage and reimbursement for providing psychedelic-assisted therapy, subject to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Marijuana Moment July 3, 2023

Bipartisan Lawmakers Applaud FDA For Publishing Psychedelics Research Guidance

FDA’s draft guidance provides scientists with a framework to carry out research that could lead to the development of psychedelic medicines.

Psychedelic Alpha June 30, 2023

Psychedelic Research Bulletin

An analysis of key research published in the past month

Double Blind June 29, 2023

California Psychedelics Legalization Bill Approved by Assembly Public Safety Committee

The legislation heads to another committee before a chance for an Assembly-wide review—but the path to approval is “narrow”

Marijuana Moment June 27, 2023

Three in Five American Voters Support Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy, New Poll Finds

And nearly half believe possession should be decriminalized for personal use for any reason.

Lucid News June 25, 2023

Report: Final Round-up from MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023

Read Lucid News’ roundup of news from the conference.

FDA June 23, 2023

FDA Issues First Draft Guidance on Clinical Trials with Psychedelic Drugs

The agency’s recommendations aim to inform psychedelic drug development.

Double Blind June 20, 2023

Landmark Study Reveals How Psilocybin Helps Treat Alcohol Dependence

Magic mushrooms help people process difficult emotions and feel more self-compassion, study suggests

Marijuana Moment June 16, 2023

California Lawmaker Cautions That Senate-Passed Psychedelics Legalization Bill Faces ‘Challenging Road’ In Assembly

Sen. Scott Wiener (D) said that while the reform legislation advanced through his chamber, “it’s not guaranteed to pass” in the Assembly.

Psychedelic Alpha June 15, 2023

Paper Claims Psychedelics Exert Antidepressant Effects By Binding to TrkB, Not 5-HT2A

The group’s thesis appears to fly in the face of a prominent tenet in some corners of psychedelic research that maintains it’s the 5-HT2A receptor primarily mediating the apparent therapeutic effects of psychedelics.

Marijuana Moment June 13, 2023

Rhode Island House Passes Bill to Legalize Psilocybin and Prepare for Regulated Therapeutic Access

The legislation from Rep. Brandon Potter (D), which cleared a key committee last week, passed on the floor in a 54-11 vote on Monday, sending it to the Senate for consideration.

Green Market Report June 13, 2023

New Study May Create a Psychedelic Drug Without Hallucinations

By exploring the binding traits of these chemicals, the researchers found they were able to separate the hallucinogenic properties.

Psychedelic Spotlight June 12, 2023

Montreal’s First Shroom Dispensary Is Set to Open

The Funguyz chain of shroom shops plans to open two branches in less than three weeks.

Green Market Report June 9, 2023

JAMA Article Highlights Challenges of Psychedelic Therapy

Studying the effects of psychedelic therapy has many unique challenges.

Lucid News June 8, 2023

Oregon Pioneers New Psilocybin Business Models

While the first two psilocybin service centers to be licensed in Oregon under Measure 109 grabbed the headlines – EPIC Healing in Eugene and Inner Guidance Services in Albany – a very different vision for public access is about to unfold in Bend, Oregon

The Dales Report June 7, 2023

Rhode Island Advances Psilocybin Reform With Bill to Legalize Therapeutic Access and Cultivation

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Brandon Potter (D), received a favorable vote of 12-2 from the House Judiciary Committee.