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21 Quinnipiac Health L. J. 239 (2018)
Psychedelic Medicine: Galvanizing Changes in Law and Policy to Allow Access for Patients Suffering Anxiety Associated with Terminal Illness

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PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE: GALVANIZING
CHANGES IN LAW AND POLICY TO
ALLOW ACCESS FOR PATIENTS
SUFFERING ANXIETY ASSOCIATED WITH
TERMINAL ILLNESS




                         Kathryn   L. Tucker*

   I.  Introduction         ...............................    ..... 240
   II. A Brief History of Psilocybin Use  and Studies of Effects....... 240
   III. Psilocybin's Legal Status Under Federal Law.........................242
   IV. Psilocybin's Legal Status Under  State Law.....        .......244
   V.  Moving  Forward:  Advocacy   to Increase Access  to Psilocybin for
       Therapeutic Purposes        ....................   ........... 245
  VI.  Modem   Clinical Research            .............................. 248
  VII. A New   Frontier in Palliative Care .............         ...... 249
VIII.  Future Advocacy   and the Medical  Marijuana  Model..............250
  IX.  Conclusion           ............................        ...... 257



    *  Kathryn L. Tucker, J.D. is Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project, an
advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and expanding the rights of the terminally ill, which
she founded during her tenure as Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center, a lead-
ing disability rights advocacy organization. Previously, Tucker served for two decades as Director
of Advocacy and Legal Affairs for Compassion & Choices, engaging multidimensional advocacy
to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Prior to that, she practiced law with Perkins
Coie. She has held faculty appointments at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, the University of
Washington, Seattle University, and Lewis & Clark Schools of Law, teaching in the areas of law,
medicine, and ethics pertinent to the end of life. A Fulbright Specialist, she has held faculty ap-
pointments at the Universities of Auckland, Canterbury, and Otago in New Zealand. Tucker is
often involved in representing physicians and patients seeking to expand end of life liberty. This
article was prepared in conjunction with the University of Washington Law School symposium,
Psychedelic Medicine: New Frontiers in Palliative Care (Oct. 27, 2017). The author appreciates
the able assistance of Zachary Hayes-Macaluso, J.D. Candidate University of Colorado School of
Law, in the research and editing of this article.


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