Looking Into The Florida Bill That Proposes Decriminalization Of Psychedelics (And Every Other Illegal Drug)

This article by Emily Jarvie was originally published on Psychedelic Spotlight, and appears here with permission.

The aim of the is “prioritizing treatment and safety in an effort to preserve lives rather than discard them through criminalization and incarceration."

A new bill filed in Florida has proposed the of psychedelics, along with the rest of currently illegal drugs, and the promotion of rehabilitation instead of criminalization for drug-related offenses.

Democratic Representative Dotie Joseph filed HB 725, titled the “Collateral Consequences of Convictions and of All Drugs Act,” last Tuesday.

The bill proposes that crimes associated with the personal use and possession of controlled substances that do not involve production, distribution, or sales be decriminalized in favor of civil fines or referral for drug rehabilitation.

“The Legislature intends the prioritization of rehabilitative health intervention in lieu of criminalization for personal usage of controlled substances, including but not limited to, stimulants, including cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids, heroin, fentanyl, depressants or benzodiazepines, and other addictive …

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