Lawmakers in the U.K. are warming to the idea of relaxing the restrictions on psychedelics such as psilocybin.
Benzinga reports that Labor MP Charlotte Nichols “opened the discussion around the need for medical access to psilocybin-assisted therapy” by supporting “the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), the Conservative Drug Reform Group and several other organizations” in their push for reform.
Nichols said it’s time for the U.K. to reschedule psilocybin under the country’s two-decade-old drug statute.
“There are serious and considerable barriers to legitimate research, associated with Schedule I regulations,” Nichols said, as quoted by Benzinga.
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