Psychedelics in Brazil: legitimacy and legality

In this episode of the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Show I speak with São Paulo-based attorney Guilherme Kfouri as part of my quest to connect with psychedelic lawyers all over the world. Guilherme describes evolutions in Brazilian drug law, including recognition of the indigenous use of ayahusaca, the spread of ayahuasca use into urban environments,… Read More Psychedelics in Brazil: legitimacy and legality

How legal use of psilocybin works under Canadian federal law

In this episode of The New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Show (an experimental title I may use for these video blogposts going forward), Calgary-based attorney David Wood discusses the legal structure under which individuals currently possess and use psilocybin without criminal penalties in Canada. The basic mechanism is an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances… Read More How legal use of psilocybin works under Canadian federal law

Denver report on psilocybin decriminalization lays a foundation for urban psychedelic policy

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Initiative 301, the voter initiative that famously decriminalized personal possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin in Denver in May of 2019, mandated the Mayor to appoint a psilocybin mushroom policy review panel that would “assess and report on the effects” of the initiative and “submit a comprehensive written report with recommendations… Read More Denver report on psilocybin decriminalization lays a foundation for urban psychedelic policy

New York local governments as participants in the cannabis economy

As I read it, New York’s new cannabis legalization law will allow the state government to license local governments to participate in the legal cannabis market by cultivating cannabis, manufacturing cannabis products, selling them at retail, or engaging in any of the activities for which cannabis licenses will be availability. In other words –if I’m… Read More New York local governments as participants in the cannabis economy