A bill was introduced into the New York State legislature that would create a pilot Psilocybin Therapy program for military veterans and first responders.
Pat Burke, Democrat, filed the bill, which would create the program for 10,000 participants and have the Department of Health create training guidelines.
A memo with the bill states, “Psilocybin therapy offers serious potential benefits to assist with mental health, but it suffers from a lack of substantial medical testing. This bill would alleviate that problem by establishing a pilot program to test psilocybin therapy’s effectiveness on mental health.”
If the FDA approves psilocybin for medical use, this pilot program would cease operations.
We’ll follow this bill to see how good its chances are in the state Senate, but more and more are popping up in states across the country, so it’s only a matter of time for more states to join in on the psychedelic therapy movement.
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