THE CALIFORNIA PSILOCYBIN INITIATIVE 2022
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FUND - ESTABLISHMENT (DAVID PEREZ MILITARY HEROES ACT (End 22 a Day)
HB 2704 CANNABIS FREEDOM ACT
HB0167 MENTAL ILLNESS PSYCHOTHERAPY DRUG TASK FORCE
REACH WA Responsible Entheogen Access & Community Healing Coalition
Washington State’s community led entheogen decriminalization initiative
SB5660 CONCERNING ACCESS TO PSILOCYBIN SERVICES BY INDIVIDUALS 21 YEARS AND OLDER
INITIATIVE NO. 1886
Community Members/Partners & Director of Hippie and a Veteran Foundation Lauren, was able to fight for the inclusion of these additional protections within Initiative 1886:
"The governor must make efforts to ensure the board has a gender and racially diverse board of directors.
For purposes of this section, gender and racially diverse groups include, but are not limited to, individuals who have been denied access or suffered past institutional discrimination in the United States. This includes African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Chicanos/Latinos, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals who self-identify as women, non-binary, transgender, two-spirit, or as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
- The governor must also make efforts to ensure the board has a member who has professional experience in the field of veterans’ mental health."
As well as facilitation & location protections for community practitioners.
This bill authorizes Stellate Ganglion Block treatment for any veteran or member of the Armed Forces who is enrolled in the VA health care system or TRICARE program, has been diagnosed with PTSD, & has elected to receive stellate ganglion block after being informed by a physician of the risks and benefits. Such treatment may be furnished at a VA medical center, DOD medical facility, or through health care provider under the Veterans Community Care Program or TRICARE insurance healthcare program. The bill also requires the VA and DOD to update the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the Management of PTSD to ensure that information about stellate ganglion block is included.
To bill will decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.
The bill authorizes a veteran to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana in accordance with applicable state or Native American tribal law; a Department of Veterans Affairs physician to discuss with a veteran the use of medical marijuana as a treatment if the physician is in a state or on tribal land that authorizes such treatment; or a VA physician to recommend, complete forms for, or register veterans for participation in a medical marijuana treatment program in accordance with applicable state or tribal law. The bill requires the VA to report on the effects of medical marijuana on veterans in pain; and the relationship between state-approved medical marijuana treatment programs, program access, and opioid use and abuse reduction.
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