mental health

Oregon County Considers Banning Legalized Psilocybin Therapy

Linn County, a mostly rural area of Oregon, is considering banning psilocybin services. In November 2020, Oregon voters approved legalizing…

June 24, 2022

First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Demands Insurance Companies Cover Medical Marijuana for Behavioral Health

New Mexico’s largest marijuana company and a coalition of patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against seven health insurance companies…

June 15, 2022

Oregon’s Decrim Funding Has Been a Trial to Implement. Better Is to Come.

On February 1, 2021, Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, after ballot Measure 110…

June 6, 2022

Oregon Board Rejects Plan to Boost Psilocybin Access, But Fight Goes On

After a closed-doors discussion on May 25, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board voted to reject an "entheogenic practitioners framework." Some…

June 3, 2022

Gov. Candidate’s Sinister Plan to Ship Unhoused People Out of CA Cities

Make no bones about it, many housed people in California are resentful of the rise of tent cities, public drug…

June 2, 2022

Colorado’s Two Psychedelic Ballot Efforts Present Competing Visions

Colorado activists representing two different and competing campaigns are now going all-out in the hopes of reforming the state’s psychedelic…

May 25, 2022

Traumatized Veterans Who Use Drugs Left to Suffer in Prison

About seven years ago, the Tennessee private prison where I’ve been incarcerated for the past 26 years created a special…

May 24, 2022

Can a Religious Exemption Boost Legal Psilocybin Access in Oregon?

Within weeks, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is expected to finalize the first official rules for how its legal psilocybin…

April 27, 2022

The Mission to Make Psilocybin Available to UK Cancer Patients

“I was involved in oncology when I was a medic,” Dr. Malcolm Barratt-Johnson told Filter, “and in all honesty, the…

April 25, 2022

Connecticut Could Open East Coast’s First Psychedelic Medicine Centers

Connecticut lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create the first psychedelic medicine centers on the East Coast. The bill…

March 24, 2022