New York Lawmakers Say Bill To Legalize Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Has A ‘Real Chance’ To Advance This Year

By Kyle Jaeger


New York lawmakers say there’s a “real chance” that legislation to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy will advance through committee this session, emphasizing that delaying action would “neglect” many “people who need help” with certain mental health conditions.

At a briefing on Wednesday, Assemblymember Pat Burke (D) and Sens. Nathalia Fernandez (D) and Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D) detailed a pair of bills that aim to provide access to the psychedelic in a supervised setting and expressed optimism about the momentum they say could move them through the legislature.

Scarcella-Spanton also stressed the importance of supporters reaching out to their representatives to make it known that they back the legislation.

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