Legal status of psychedelic therapy: 2023 status update

by warrengibbon

Feb 28, 2023

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On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the current legal status of psychedelic therapy in the US and other countries and the various challenges related to legalization and/or decriminalization of psychedelics.

(1:50) Legalization vs decriminalization of psychedelics
(3:30) The War on Drugs
(6:37) Psychedelics Today Podcast episode with Kathryn L. Tucker, JD and the difference between federal and state legalization
(8:06) Decriminalization in Denver
(10:32) FDA approval and rescheduling psilocybin and MDMA
(14:46) Psilocybin legalization in Oregon
(18:21) Training requirements and expenses for facilitators
(22:43) Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course at Numinus
(23:00) The Oregon treatment structure
(26:04) Psychedelic clinical trials
(27:36) Arguments for state legalization ahead of FDA approval
(32:29) Senate Bill 200 in Utah
(45:53) Colorado Prop 122
(47:41) Australia legalizes psilocybin and MDMA for therapeutic use
(49:12) Heroic Hearts Project

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