H3589: An Act concerning the legalization of certain natural plants and fungi.
This bill would legalize the possession, cultivation, and personal use for those 21 years of age and older, of plants and fungi that contain Psilocybin, N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Psilocin, Ibogaine, and Mescaline. The bill explicitly prohibits the sale or transfer of these substances for financial gain and would limit the amount one could possess up to 2 grams, excluding the weight of plant material and water.
H3605: An Act concerning the legal use of the plant medicine known as psilocybin for therapeutic, spiritual, and medicinal purposes.
This bill would establish a legal and regulatory framework for the state to issue licenses to qualified individuals to facilitate the use of psilocybin for therapeutic, spiritual, and medicinal purposes. The bill is modeled after a similar framework recently established in Oregon, however would be less restrictive. It would also authorize the state to license independent schools to train people how to safely and effectively facilitate the use of psilocybin.
H3574: An Act concerning the use of a prescription medicine that contains 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
This bill would automatically reschedule MDMA for the treatment of PTSD upon approval from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
What you can do to support these bills: The Office of State Representative Nick Boldyga has put out a call to action and is encouraging anyone who is interested in joining a growing coalition of veterans, first responders, mental health professionals, patients, and advocates for the legalization of plant medicines to contact his office by emailing Legislative Director Joel Dusoe at email@example.com.
An Act Relative to Harm Reduction and Racial Justice (H.D. 3439 and S.D. 2248)
Overview: Statewide decriminalization bills
would replace criminal penalties for possession of a controlled substance with a civil fine of up to $50. To avoid the fine, individuals could enroll in a “needs screening to identify health and other service needs, including but not limited to services that may address any problematic substance use and mental health conditions, lack of employment, housing, or food, any any need for civil legal services.” Would also establish an interagency task force to “study the public health and social justice implications of legalizing the possession, consumption, transportation, and distribution of naturally cultivated entheogenic plants and fungi.”Status:
Bills are currently in committee in both houses
What you can do: You can reach out to your state legislators and let them know you support the bills they are working on.