Psilo drafted language for a model bill. It's simple. Psilo calls on the Tennessee State Legislature to follow their own guidelines. Psilocybin has a low abuse potential and accepted medical treatment. And it should be removed from the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989.
DRAFT BILL LANGUAGE for TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE
An Act removing psilocybin and psilocin from the list of substances classified as a schedule I controlled substances under Tennessee’s uniform controlled substances Act.
BE ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
The inclusion of psilocybin and psilocin does not constitute an agreement with the members’ of the general assembly’s explanation of controlled substances. The commissioner for the Department of Mental Health and Safety should apply the guidelines for schedule I drugs to psilocybin and remove it from the list of schedule I drugs.
This bill removes psilocybin and psilocin from the list of substances classified as a schedule I controlled substances under Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989. Under the act, a substance that has a high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision may be classified as a schedule I controlled substance under Code.
Psilocybin, and its derivative psilocin, have demonstrably low potential for abuse and has an accepted medical treatment applications in the United States as demonstrated by Donald Trump's Food and Drug Administration's designation of psilocybin as a "breakthrough therapy". Thus psilocybin and psilocin should be removed from the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989.