Vermont lawmakers held a committee hearing on Thursday where members discussed legislation to legalize psilocybin and take first steps toward providing regulated access to the psychedelic.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee took up H. 371 from Reps. Chip Troiano (D) and Brian Cina (D), who said he’s personally benefitted from using psychedelics.
There seemed to be agreement among members about the overall merits of the proposal, but the panel’s chairman said that “we’re not going pass this out this session” because there’s not enough floor time left before lawmakers adjourn in the coming days.
However, the plan is to promptly take it back up and advance the reform at the beginning of next year.
“For years, I’ve been advocating for us to decriminalize nature—for the government to get out of the way of people and their birthright to plant and fungal medicines that are commonly used for medicinal spiritual, religious or entheogenic purposes,” Cina said. “So this, for me, is an extension of that work.”
“Many cultures around the world have use of psilocybin mushrooms in a religious ceremonies, and I will say that, in my own personal experience, I have been able to benefit from
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