An Overview of Decriminalization Efforts in Regard to Psychedelic Plants in the United States, 2019-2020

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 663

Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, No. 34, October, 2021

15 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2021

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Aaron Roberts

Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: October 18, 2021

Abstract

This paper examines the recent developments made in psychedelic-related drug policy in the United States. The paper gives an overview of the decriminalization efforts made at the state and local levels. The paper also looks at the historical, cultural, political, and public health factors that have shaped psychedelic policy throughout American history and into the current day. Lastly, the paper shares some concerns about discrimination and unequal access present in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Keywords: psychedelics, decriminalization, drug policy, psilocybin, entheogens, mental health, psychotherapy

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Aaron, An Overview of Decriminalization Efforts in Regard to Psychedelic Plants in the United States, 2019-2020 (October 18, 2021). Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 663, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, No. 34, October, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3944724 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3944724

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