Amid rising rates of depression, suicide, and substance use disorders, drug makers have scaled back investment in mental health research. Psychedelics may fill the growing need for innovative psychiatric drugs, but federal prohibition prevents people from accessing their benefits. Nevertheless, some cities, dissatisfied with the U.S. war on drugs, are decriminalizing psychedelics.
During the Monday council briefing, several Seattle City Councilmembers indicated some support for decriminalizing psychedelic drugs as they affixed their names to a letter that asked the Overdose Emergency and Innovative Recovery task force to put the policy question on its agenda.
An update from CEO, David Bronner, about the decriminalization of psychedelics & plant medicines on the West Coast
An update from CEO, David Bronner, about the decriminalization of psychedelics & plant medicines on the West Coast—and the need to respect Indigenous leaders regarding the decriminalization & conservation of sacred Peyote