June 15, 2023

GOP Congressman Says Psychedelic Therapy With Ibogaine ‘Changed My Life’ As Lawmakers Push Military Research

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is leading that bipartisan legislation, titled the “Douglas ‘Mike’ Day Psychedelic Therapy to Save Lives Act of 2023,” honoring a former Navy SEAL and Silver Star recipient who died in March. The congressman is also renewing his call for reform through a separate must-pass defense measure.

The bill filing came about two months after Crenshaw led a letter to House Appropriations subcommittee leaders, urging them to instruct federal health agencies to include active duty military service members in psychedelic studies.

Cosponsors include Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Bergman.

By:  Kyle Jaeger
Source: Marijuana Moment