On May 23, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law a bill establishing a regulatory framework for psychedelics.
SB23-290The bill, also known as the Regulation and Legalization of Natural Medicines, was signed into law just weeks after being approved by the Senate with House amendments. The bill, proposed by Senator Steven Fenberg and Congressman Judy Amabile, is scheduled to go into effect on the 20th. July 1.
of Colorado Times Recorder Last month, he spoke to Tasia Poinsat, director of the Colorado Healing Advocacy Fund, about the bill’s potential. “Our state is facing a mental health crisis and our current system is failing to meet the needs of people who are suffering, including many veterans who are at high risk of suicide.” Poangsat said. “Colorado voters agreed to pass Proposition 122 that we need to open new and innovative avenues to healing for those suffering from mental health conditions.”
no law Personal ownership limit Any psychedelic substance down to dimethyltryptamine (DMT), mescaline, ibogaine, psilocybin, or psilocine. Psilocybin and psilocin are administered at a “healing center,” but other substances can be added later.
The bill also states that anyone under the age of 21 who possesses or consumes a natural drug product will be subject to a fine of up to $100 and up to four hours of “drug use education or counseling” only. If he commits multiple offenses, he will be subject to the same fines and educational obligations, plus he will be subject to 24 hours of “useful public service.”
Cultivation of natural medicines is permitted if done on private land within 12 x 12 feet. However, an unauthorized person who “willfully manufactures” [a] “Natural medicine products that contain substances that are inherently harmful” is a Level 2 drug felony. “Intrinsically hazardous substances” refers to solvents such as butane, propane, and diethyl ether.
The bill also includes consumer protections, meaning that the use of natural remedies is not simply child abuse or neglect, nor is it a reason for health insurance coverage denial. It states that it does not deprive a person of the right to be discriminated against in such cases. Eligible for organ donation and “should not be considered for welfare eligibility.”
Persons convicted of natural medicines are also eligible to have their conviction records sealed “immediately after the date of final disposition or release from supervision.”
The bill calls for the establishment of a Natural Medicines Advisory Board to review “issues relating to natural medicines and natural medicine products” and make recommendations to the heads of the professional sector and to the executive director of the National Licensing Authority. It also calls for the establishment of a natural medicines department within the Ministry of Revenue to regulate the licensing of “cultivating, manufacturing, testing, storing, distributing, transporting, transferring and dispensing natural medicines or natural medicine products among natural medicines.” It is Licensee. ”
Colorado voters passed Proposition 122, also known as the Natural Medicine Health Act. 52.64% Last November, it sought to decriminalize psychedelic drugs. “This is a historic moment for both Coloradoans and our country,” said Kevin Matthews, Coalition Director of Natural Medicine Colorado. “I think this shows that voters here in Colorado are ready to embrace new options and alternative options for healing, especially when it comes to mental and behavioral health.”
The initiative will enter into force in December 2022. “Coloradoans voted last November and joined our democracy,” Polis said. “Formally verifying the results of our nominated initiatives with citizens is the next formal step in our effort to follow the will of voters and implement these voter-approved measures.”
Coverage range Westward indicated that supporters were not happy with the law, saying it was too restrictive. Sponsor Amabile says the bill is solid but won’t make everyone happy. “The conclusion I’ve drawn from the testimony is that Proposition 122 is controversial,” Amabile said at the rally. Meeting in late April. “There are a lot of aspects that some people like.