Amended Maine Bill To Establish Psychedelic Research Committee Heads to Gov.

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Among the many states currently looking to enact measures to investigate psychedelic regulation and increase psychedelic research, Maine is one of the latest to throw its hat in the ring. It’s a disappointing turn of events for those pushing for urgent access to psychedelic medicines and treatments, though Maine lawmakers in favor of psychedelic reform, like Rep. Maine Psychedelic Commission Could Pave the Way for Future Reform If passed, the bill would create a 13-member panel comprised of legislative appointees, health experts, a military veteran, academics and folks experienced in psychedelics policy. Still, it’s uncertain if and how quickly findings would lead to the regulation of psychedelic assisted therapies in the state. Psychedelic Reform: An Ongoing Local Push, Growing National Trend Maine has made related efforts in recent months, including a similar bill that would have originally decriminalized drug possession and invested in treatment resources.

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Among the many states currently looking to enact measures to investigate psychedelic regulation and increase psychedelic research, Maine is one of the latest to throw its hat in the ring. 

Lawmakers supporting the initial reform bill were hoping to usher in a new era of psychedelic drug regulation for therapeutic use, though the amended bill would pump the breaks and instead set the groundwork to potentially legalize and regulate at a later time.

The legislation would establish a commission to study and make recommendations on psychedelic regulation and related services, specifically examining what a legal framework “for the therapeutic use...

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