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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      Maryland

      Status : illegal

      Legal Status: Illegal

      Illegal under Criminal Law 5-402 of Maryland statutes

      The penalty for possession can reach up to $5000, 1 year in prison, or both. Much of the severity of this punishment will depend on your criminal history and the amount you’re found with.

      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      HB 1367: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Alternative Therapies Fund Establishment

      Overview: Establishing the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Alternative Therapies Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; providing the purpose of the Fund is to support the Department of Health in studying the effectiveness of an improving access to alternative therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans; and requiring the Governor to include, for fiscal year 2024, in the annual budget bill an appropriation in the amount of $1,000,000 to the Fund. Cross-filed with SB 0709
      Status: Hearings scheduled in March 2022 for both bills

      What you can do: Call your State House delegate on the Appropriations Committee, and your State Senators on the Budget and Taxation and Finance Committees and tell them to advance the bill.


      Recent News

      Maryland Senate Bill Would Provide ‘Cost-Free Access’ To Psychedelics For Military Veterans

      Publish Date: February 9, 2022

      Overview: A group of Maryland senators recently filed a bill that would create a state fund that could be used to provide free access to psychedelics like psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while also supporting research into their therapeutic potential.


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