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New legislation has been introduced that will decriminalize psychedelics in California, according to the Daily Wire.
Scott Wiener said, “Whether you’re living in San Francisco or you’re living in rural Ohio, we all — every single one of us — have experience with mental health and addiction trauma in our communities…The mental health and addiction crisis in this country is everywhere.”
Studies show that 54.2% of participants with PTSD did not have serious symptoms of PTSD after two hits of MDMA.
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Despite the push for decriminalization by some lawmakers, many Americans bristle at the idea of decriminalizing drugs like LSD and MDMA.
When Oregon voters were considering the state’s drug decriminalization bill last year, two dozen district attorneys urged against it, saying it “recklessly decriminalizes possession of the most dangerous types of drugs (and) will lead to an increase in acceptability of dangerous drugs.”
Results from a 2019 survey published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology “suggest that naturalistic psychedelic use may lead to cessation or reduction in problematic alcohol use…”
Wiener reportedly said he hopes this potential for therapeutic benefits of psychedelics is what brings people together regarding the issue.