A Republican lawmaker in Iowa is taking another swing at reforming the state’s psychedelics laws, introducing a bill on Tuesday to remove psilocybin from the list of controlled substances. Rep. Jeff Shipley (R) first filed a bill to get the policy change enacted in 2019, and then pursued the idea again the next year as an amendment to a spending bill. The standalone legislation died in committee and the amendment was soundly defeated on the floor, in part because some members questioned its germaneness in a budget process. The representative also filed legislation in 2019 that would have legalized psilocybin, MDMA, and ibogaine for therapeutic purposes. That also did not advance.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 02/10/2021 14:14:00