Marijuana Moment June 5, 2023

Nevada Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Create Psychedelics Working Group

As introduced, the measure would have legalized psilocybin and promoted research into the psychedelic, as well as encouraged studies of MDMA—but it was significantly scaled back by a Senate committee.

Lucid News June 2, 2023

The Collapse of Field Trip Health

In March, Toronto-based Field Trip closed five clinics, laid off most of its staff and sought protection from creditors under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, an alternative to bankruptcy that allows a company to operate while seeking to pay its debts, often by selling off assets.

Green Market Report June 2, 2023

MPM BioImpact to Acquire Reunion Neuroscience for $13.1 Million in All-Cash Deal

According to the agreement, MPM’s affiliates will acquire Reunion through a court-approved reorganization procedure under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Psychedelic Spotlight June 1, 2023

Beckley Waves Establishes Ethics Council to Guide Psychedelic Industry Standards

Experts Involved in the Council Include Paul Stamets, Rick Doblin, Pam Kryskow, Sean Lennon, and Amanda Feilding.

Psychedelic Alpha May 31, 2023

State of Kentucky Sets aside $42 Million for Psychedelic Research, with Focus on Ibogaine

The money, carved out from Opioid Settlement Funds, will be used for psychedelic research, specifically ibogaine for opioid addiction.

MJBiz May 30, 2023

Researchers Combine Cannabis and Psilocybin for Medical Treatments

CaaMTech, based in Issaquah, Washington, is analyzing how the two substances interact with each other as well as the specific physical and mental health outcomes that can be expected.

Double Blind May 30, 2023

Colorado Governor Signs Psychedelics Regulation Into Law

The regulations allow home cultivation and approves an Indigenous community working group to address unintended consequences of the bill

Marijuana Moment May 30, 2023

Nevada Senate Passes Bill To Create Psychedelics Working Group To Plan For Regulated Access

The legislation as introduced would have legalized psilocybin and promoted research into the psychedelic, as well as encouraged studies of MDMA, but it was significantly scaled back in committee before passing on the floor in a 16-4 vote on Monday.

Microdose May 25, 2023

Report: Legal Psychedelics In Colorado Have Not Increased Public Health Harms

Less than 3% of drug-related crimes have involved hallucinogens for the past few years in Colorado. There’s been no noticeable increase since legalization.

Double Blind May 24, 2023

Will California Decriminalize Psychedelics this Year?

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) sits down with Double Blind for his first live interview since his office announced the reintroduction of a bill to decriminalize psychedelics.

Benzinga May 23, 2023

Washington State Psychedelics Trial Targets PTSD And Alcohol Use Disorder, Mandated By Law

Based in Seattle, the mandated clinical trial will recruit between 30 and 40 military veterans and first responders with PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD,) most likely through community groups already working with prospective participants.

Marijuana Moment May 15, 2023

Arizona Governor Signs Budget Deal That Includes $5 Million For Psilocybin Research Grants

Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) has given final approval to the appropriations package.

Marijuana Moment May 12, 2023

Connecticut House Approves Psilocybin Decriminalization Bill, Sending It To Senate

Under the measure, possession of up to half an ounce of psilocybin would be a civil infraction, punishable by a $150 fine.

Marijuana Moment May 10, 2023

Washington Governor Signs Bill To Create Psilocybin Therapy Pilot Program, Along With Partial Veto

Gov. Jay Inslee (D) enacted the legislation from Sens. Jesse Salomon (D) and Liz Lovelett (D), though he partially vetoed several sections that he said “no longer align with the bill’s intent.”

Green Market Report May 9, 2023

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit About Religious Use of Hallucinogenic Tea to Move Forward

Parties exchanged legal barbs over religious freedom and the Controlled Substances Act.

Double Blind May 8, 2023

It’s Going to Cost $2800 to Have a Psilocybin Session at Oregon’s First Licensed Center

It hasn’t stopped people from signing up on a waiting list.

Lucid News May 7, 2023

Roland Griffiths Lights the Path For Psychedelic Research

In response to an unexpected encounter with his own mortality, Griffiths has launched The Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D. Professorship Fund in Psychedelic Research on Secular Spirituality and Well-Being to serve as his legacy and light the way for future generations of investigators.

Marijuana Moment May 5, 2023

Oregon Approves Nation’s First Psilocybin Service Center

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) awarded the license to EPIC Healing Eugene.

The Dales Report May 5, 2023

Washington’s Jefferson County Decriminalizes Psychedelics

All members of Washington’s Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted to pass a resolution decriminalizing entheogenic substances after a hearing on May 1.

Marijuana Moment May 5, 2023

Top Federal Official Touts ‘Significant Potential’ of Psychedelics at Senate Hearing

The NIDA head acknowledged that “psychedelic research effectively was halted for many years” amid cultural stigma and ramped up criminalization under the drug war, but noted that the situation has now changed.