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H.R. 2740 AOC Psilocybin Amendment

Status: Failed

H.R. 2740 - Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020

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Party: Bi-Partisan 

Opposition: Bi-Partisan

Amendment Summary

Strikes a rider that prevents the use of any funds for "any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I" of the CSA (Controlled Substance Act). Academics and scientists report that provisions like this create sigma and insurmountable logistical hurdles to researching schedule I drugs like psilocybin and MDMA which have shown promise in end of life therapy and treating PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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