Bills, bills, bills: Could legalized psychedelics come out of the legislative session?
SALT LAKE CITY — One lawmaker wants to take steps towards legalizing psychedelics such as “magic mushrooms” for medical use.
If the bill passes, the group will study psychedelic drugs that are currently illegal in Utah, but that have a potential to help those with mental illness. Members of the task force would would meet over the summer to study the drugs and propose recommendations in late 2022.
KSL.com’s Ashley Imlay reported on the lawmaker’s proposed bill. Imlay explained, Brammer has been working with Utah-based libertarian think tanks, the Libertas Institute and the Utah Patients Coalition. Both think tanks were involved in Utah’s process to legalize medical cannabis for certain health conditions.
Brammer told KSL.com, “We need effective tools to treat mental illness. If psychedelics can be helpful and safely administered, we need them in our toolbox.”
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