The New Hampshire bill is the latest in a series of legislative efforts to legalize psychedelics for adult use. In recent months, lawmakers in Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington, D.C., and New York have all introduced bills to decriminalize or legalize psychedelics.
The New Hampshire bill from Rep. Kevin Verville (R) is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that could have far-reaching implications for the future of psychedelics reform. The bill would legalize the possession and use of psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD by adults 21 and older, and reduce penalties for LSD manufacturing and possession by people under 21. It would also amend criminal penalties for manufacturing, selling, or possessing with intent to distribute LSD and PCP.
The bill is part of a larger trend of legislative efforts to legalize psychedelics for adult use, and could be a major step forward in the fight for psychedelics reform. While the bill still needs to pass through the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, it is a promising sign that psychedelics reform is gaining traction in New Hampshire and across the U.S.
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