Indiana House Committee Advances Senate-Approved Psilocybin Bill

An Indiana House committee has overwhelmingly passed a bill to fund psilocybin research that’s already passed the full Senate.

Dried psilocybin mushroom.

The House Public Health Committee voted 12 to 1 today to pass Senate Bill 139, a week after it was approved by the Senate 47 to 1. The measure now advances towards a vote of the full House of Representatives, with approval sending it to Governor Eric Holcomb.

The proposed law “establishes the therapeutic psilocybin research fund, administered by the Indiana department of health (state department), to provide financial assistance to research institutions in Indiana to study the use of psilocybin to treat mental health and other medical conditions.”

The measure “Requires a research institution that receives a grant to conduct a clinical study to prepare and submit a report to the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services, the state department, and the division of mental health and addiction.”

The proposal would require the state to have a process in place for issuing funds by July 1.

Senate Bill 139 was filed by Senator Ed Charbonneau (R) along with nine bipartisan cosponsors. The full text of the measure can be found by clicking here.

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