The president of the Colorado Senate has introduced a bill to enact regulations for the possession, cultivation, and use of certain narcotic drugs for personal, therapeutic, and spiritual purposes — giving a preview of the political landscape that may emerge. After the voter’s approval of the ballot legalization initiative last year.
The legislation seeks to set rules on “healing centers” where adults 21 and older can receive psychedelic treatment, tighten policies on implants and facilitators, establish licensing requirements, dictate regulatory responsibilities for government agencies and impose penalties for unauthorized activities.
While the possession, cultivation, and sharing of certain neoadjuvant substances became legal for adults after Governor Jared Polis (D) signed a proclamation Certification of the voting procedure approved by the voter Late last year, the initiative called for an advisory board to develop regulatory recommendations to inform more comprehensive legislation covering access to supervised drug services and other issues.
but Because this process is moving forwardSenate President Steve Feinberg (D) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would create a separate regulatory framework for drugs, including provisions that deviate from the ballot measure and others that some advocates oppose.
Mason Marks, Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law and co-founder of the Narcotic Drugs Law and Regulation Project
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