The Nevada Assembly Committee approved a bill passed by the Senate that would create a new working group to study psychedelics and develop a plan to allow regulated access for therapeutic purposes.
The Assembly’s Health and Human Services Committee introduced the legislation from Sen. Rochelle Nguyen (D) in a voice vote Friday, Less than a week after the full Senate recessed. It’s now headed to the floor, where members can eat it as early as this weekend before it’s sent to the governor’s office.
Nguyen told panelists she first learned of the drug’s benefits from constituents who had raised the issue with her.
“The people who come to you are not people who look like they came out of a Woodstock video…but they are first responders,” she said. “They’re firefighters, they’re police officers, they’re veterans and they’re people who don’t traditionally fit the bill of someone you might think of when we talk about mushrooms or narcotics.”
Representatives of the Las Vegas City Police Department and the Nevada Association of Mayors and Chiefs testified in support of the legislation before the assembly committee.
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