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Jan 6

Washington introduces legislation legalizing psilocybin services

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  • The State of Washington has introduced legislation to legalize psilocybin services or “supported psilocybin experiences” under a state-wide Senate Bill 5660 (SB 5660), also known as the Washington Psilocybin Wellness and Opportunity Act.

  • The bill will enable adults 21 and older to consume products that contain psilocybin and psilocin, accompanied by a trained and state-licensed psilocybin service administrator, in person or remotely. The bill does not require consumers to have a medical condition or diagnosis.

  • As part of the bill, the state’s Department of Public Health will be required to issue licenses and implement regulatory systems. A psilocybin advisory board, composed of experts in the field, will also be established to guide and provide recommendations on the bill’s social opportunity program.

  • This bill was inspired by the psilocybin-based therapy legalization bill passed in Oregon in November 2020 and other psilocybin bills across the US. Recently, Seattle, Washington unanimously passed a resolution to deprioritize the possession of selected psychedelics for prosecution by the police.

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