Florida would study psychedelics’ medical benefits under top senate Democratic new bill

9/27/21–Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D) filed a bill on Friday that would require the state of Florida to research the medical benefits of psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA. If enacted, the state Department of Health would be directed to “conduct a study evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of alternative therapies” such as those substances, as well as ketamine, “in treating mental health and other medical conditions,” including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, chronic pain and migraines. Read