Utah Psilocybin Legalization Update

Utah Psilocybin Legalization

A Utah Psilocybin Legalization bill is discreetly advancing through the legislative session. The bill would permit residents of Utah to utilize psilocybin, MDMA, and other regulated substances for mental health therapy.

Senate Bill 266, introduced by Sen. Kirk Cullimore, proposes a tightly regulated pilot program in collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health.

“We have a mental health crisis and there are a lot of people that are seeking help and they’ve just not found the help they needed through traditional methods and traditional medicines,” Sen. Cullimore said in a recent interview with FOX 13 News.

Sen. Cullimore has stated that the program would implement stringent safeguards, stricter than those of Utah’s cannabis program. Patients would be allowed to use these drugs solely under the supervision of medical professionals within a clinical environment, with no option to take the substances home.

While the bill does not specifically mention psilocybin or MDMA, Sen. Cullimore has acknowledged that these are the substances under consideration.

The Utah Patients Coalition, known for its support of the medical cannabis ballot initiative and advocacy for psilocybin, has expressed its backing for Sen. Cullimore’s bill.

The bill received broad approval in the Utah State Senate and was passed by the House Business & Labor Committee with a 7-2 vote. It is now moving forward to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

 

Source: https://www.fox13now.com/news/politics/psilocybin-mdma-and-other-drugs-could-be-tried-in-utah-under-new-bill