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Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Loosen Restrictions On THIS Drug

This explains a lot about AOC…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., filed legislation on Friday to make it easier for researchers to study the therapeutic and medical benefits of certain psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms amid a growing national shift in attitudes toward the substances.

In an amendment to a large-scale appropriations bill, Ocasio-Cortez wants to end the rider that prohibits federal money being spent on “any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I” of the Controlled Substances Act.

“Academics and scientists report that provisions like this create [stigma] and insurmountable logistical hurdles to researching Schedule I drugs,” her summary states.

While certain entheogenic substances – such as mushrooms and peyote – have been used for centuries by Native American communities, the drugs were widely made illegal across the globe during the 1960s and 1970s. The tide, however, seems to be turning on these substances amid research at numerous universities into their efficacy in treating mental health issues and addiction.

In an analysis published last October in an issue of Neuropharmacology, a medical journal focused on neuroscience, researchers from Johns Hopkins University recommended that psilocybin be reclassified for medical use – arguing its benefits in helping treat PTSD, depression and anxiety and helping people stop smoking.

“In the 1960s, they were on the cutting edge of neuroscience research and understanding how the brain worked,” Matthew Johnson, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins, told the New York Times. “But then it got out of the lab.”

Johnson added that as the substances gain more mainstream acceptance for their medical uses, it could be a game changer for treating mental illness.

“I see this as a new era in medicine,” he said. “The data suggests that psychedelics are powerful behavioral agents.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s amendment comes on the heels on two major U.S. cities decriminalizing psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in certain mushrooms.

In early May, voters in Denver passed a measure that makes the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by those 21 years of age or older Denver’s “lowest law-enforcement priority,” according to the measure’s language. It does not legalize psilocybin or permit its sale by Denver’s cannabis businesses.

And last Tuesday, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.

The vote makes the investigation and arrest of adults who grow, possess, use or distribute entheogenic plants one of the lowest priorities for police. No city funds could be used to enforce laws criminalizing the substances, and the Alameda County district attorney would stop prosecuting people who have been apprehended for use or possession.

“Entheogenic plants and fungi are tremendous for helping to enable healing, particularly for folks who have experienced trauma in their lives,” Carlos Plazola, chair of the advocacy group Decriminalize Nature Oakland, said before the council meeting. “These plants are being recommended pretty extensively undercover, underground, by doctors and therapists.”

An additional amendment to the appropriations bill, filed by Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., would prevent the Department of Education from denying federal funding to any university or college that permits the use or possession of medical marijuana in states where it has been legalized.

While it is unclear whether either of these two riders will clear the Democratically-controlled House, Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern, D-Mass., has been a frequent critic of past Republican efforts to block marijuana-related amendments.

“I’m not going to block marijuana amendments like my predecessor has done,” McGovern said last year, according to Forbes. “As chairman of the Rules Committee, I’m not going to block marijuana amendments. People ought to bring them to the floor, they should be debated and people ought to vote the way they feel appropriate.”

Src: Fox News

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14 Comments

  1. We should deport all Democrats to North Korea and China or give them death whichever they prefer that they need to be removed from the United States of America they are an American we do not want them or need them

  2. How in the world would anyone with a brain agree with anything this idiot says?

    Americans, we the people want her deported, she has no business in our Congress, just because a few dumb people, terrorists, got her elected. All she is doing is trying to start a movement in this country to destroy it. We do not what her kind in this country.

  3. Keep people stoned and stupid and they’ll vote Democrat. How ingenious! I wonder how many drugs AOC is on? Just listen to her rhetoric . . . TRUMP for 2020!

  4. Heck the FDA is in big pharmas pocket anyway. Make all drugs completely legal and readily available. The ones who dont know what they are doing will die off and the rest will learn to talk to doctors and pharmacists. The government is only restricting access to make prices higher anyway.

  5. This is all on Nancy Pelosi. She could throw this piece of trash out of Congress. But Nancy is a member of the socialist Nazi party. She needs to be arrested for crimes against America.

  6. My question is how did she get voted into congress? Sounds kinda fishy after listening to some of her wild ideas. Maybe some election tampering went on or pay to play? Some connection with our little Deep State Democrats ie George Soros, Clinton’s, Obamas?

  7. The vast majority of the homeless, those on welfare, convicts in our prisons, those in sex trafficking, and those causing traffic fatalities are drug abusers or alcoholics…and AOC and her Democrat colleagues want to create more of them.

  8. I’m starting to wonder if AOC’s foot tastes good. She sure seems to like the taste of it. Maybe that’s why she keeps stuffing it in her mouth.

    Phil in TX

  9. Ship all of the mussies that are in the
    government back to muslim and ship
    all of the stupid dummiecrats that put
    her in office with her!! Get rid of all the
    illegals that are here and put all of them
    in same boat and make sure the boat
    never returns to the U.S.A.!!!

  10. Soros and the Islamists promoted her and 6 others to ruin the DNC… then the RNC… then the Country…… and they plan on 80 more in 2020. Democrats had better wake up at the District level if they don’t wish to have the same problems that Sweden, France, and Germany and Briton has, 200 grenade attacks each year, areas where police refuse to enter, mass rape parties, 200 acid attacks each year and their prison populations taken over by Muslims that train and ready violent extremists for when they are released.
    Democrats have been ignoring the threat because they believe in winning at any cost AND keeping every splinter group satiated.
    The 80+ more will bring our ‘Congress’ to be the same as these other countries in percentage of Islamist activists in office… look before you Democrats.. right in front of your eyes, are you ready to fear leaving the house after dark?

  11. $10, 20 trill. She doesn’t have a clue what her green new deal will cost. I don’t think the rest of the world is ready for our new product line; electric cars, solar panels, meatless meat. How will we compete on the world stage and we are all screwed if we get a week without sunshine. If she gets her way she will decide which babies get to live (probably non-white), open borders, abolishment of all law enforcement and the military, only the priviledged get to fly, etc…But on the other hand we all get to sit around and sing camp fire songs, draw paychecks for doing nothing, smoke dope, and now watch the pretty colors from the magic mushrooms.
    What an idiot.

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