SSDP Ends Partnership with DN National

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.

City Council’s Into Shrooms

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.