A bill to study psychedelics mushrooms as a potential treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) introduced by the Texas state Rep. Alex Dominguez has been swiftly advancing through the Texas legislature.
The bill took has taken another major step after Senate Committee for Veteran’s Affairs and Border Security passed it. Now the bill awaits Senate to vote on the measure.
The committee held a meeting on May 19, in which they listened to the testimony on House Bill 1802 and then approved the measure.
The bill seeks to allow for a study of alternative measures which can be used as therapies for mental conditions including depression, and PTSD.
Research will be specializing on studying the use of hallucinogenic chemical called psilocybin which is extracted from magic mushrooms.
Some researchers from Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research have already conducted a study on the same in which they used 59 participants. The researchers said all the 59 people who were part of the clinical trials posted improved depression after psilocybin therapies.