Colorado’s opportunity to determine its own mental health rules

In Politics by Michael Rae

It is safe to assume that psychedelic medicine will be legal within the next decade across most of the United States, given a steady flow of promising clinical trials in mental health research and growing bipartisan political support. Colorado voters now have an opportunity to decide whether they want to craft their own medical standards or cede authority to the federal government.

Under Proposition 122, the Natural Medicine Health Act, Colorado would create America’s second state-regulated framework for allowing certified mental health professionals to administer psychedelics.

Some opponents have raised concerns about creating a legal framework for currently illegal compounds, especially in