Psychedelic Lawyering (On-Demand)

$184.00

This course will discuss recent and ongoing advocacy efforts to remove barriers to access to psychedelic substances, including psilocybin. In recent years there has been increasing interest in use of psychedelics for relief of anxiety and depression at the end of life, treatment of depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Our speaker will discuss recent developments from legal, medical, mental health and advocacy perspectives.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq.

General Credits

1.5

Course Description

This course will discuss recent and ongoing advocacy efforts to remove barriers to access to psychedelic substances, including psilocybin. In recent years there has been increasing interest in use of psychedelics for relief of anxiety and depression at the end of life, treatment of depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Our speaker will discuss recent developments from legal, medical, mental health and advocacy perspectives.

Principles

  • Psilocybin Services Act: First State to Make Psilocybin Therapy Affirmatively Legal
  • Opening Access to Psilocybin Therapy Through the Right to Try (RTT) Laws

Syllabus

  1. Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act: First State to Make Psilocybin Therapy Affirmatively Legal
      • Measure 109: what it allows, what it does not allow, key provisions, similarities/differences to cannabis, timeline for implementation
      • The initiative route to reform: cost and other realities of the initiative campaign
      • Emerging interest in the industry; Establishing a trade association; What does representing entities interested in operating under M 109 look like?
      • Interest in Neighboring States: Washington and California.
      • Comparing/Contrasting Decriminalize Efforts to Legalization
      • State/Federal law interface: Potential for cooperative federalism?
  2. Opening Access to Psilocybin Therapy Through the Right to Try (RTT) Laws
      • Overview of RTT laws, state and federal: history, intent/purpose, who is eligible, what drugs are eligible, advantages.
      • Seattle Clinic’s Effort to Grow Psilocybe Mushrooms to Produce Psilocybin to Provide Therapy to its Patients with Advanced Cancer. What do the Studies Show?
      • Applying RTT to Open Access to Psilocybin for Seriously Ill Patients
      • Why End of Life Care Advocates Support Psilocybin Therapy and why it makes sense in a state that permits Aid in Dying

Instructor

Kathryn L. Tucker, JD

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