Increasing Access to Psychedelic Medicines

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
4:00-5:00 p.m. PT

In-person at Western
Academic Instructional Center West, Room 204

Or Online on Zoom



Check out this video to watch the Increasing Access to Psychedelic Medicines.

Why State Legalization Is Not Enough

Brought to you by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Club, the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and the Psychology Department in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

States have begun legalizing access to various psychedelic substances, hoping to realize the benefits of therapeutic use to relieve a variety of mental health challenges. However, these substances remain prohibited under federal law. How can federal safe harbor be established? What efforts are underway to establish federal safe harbor?

This discussion will be led by Kathryn Tucker, Director of Advocacy, National Psychedelics Association, founding board member of the Psychedelic Bar Association, counsel to Petitioners in AIMS et al v DEA. Tucker will review the emergence of state legalization and ongoing federal reform efforts.

This talk is free and open to the public. Join us in-person at WWU or online on Zoom!

There will be an informal meet and greet after the talk.

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Kathryn L. Tucker, JD


Kathryn L. Tucker is Director of Advocacy at the National Psychedelics Association and is a prominent leader increasing accessibility to psychedelic-assisted therapy for patients with life threatening diseases.

Questions, Accommodations, and Parking

Contact the Behavioral Neuroscience Department for this event. Feel free to call (360) 650-2148 or email if you have any questions or comments.

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

There will be auto-captions available for the Zoom webinar.

Limited paid parking is available in the C lots at the south end of campus. WWU parking details—including lot locations, fees, and campus map—are available here.