Psychedelics – assisted psychotherapy in Maine
Maine approaches drug criminalization slightly differently than other states. However, psilocybin is still considered a Schedule X substance, which is similar to the Schedule II classification employed by other states.
Maine is proposing a novel solution to reducing the increasing death toll from the opioid epidemic: drug decriminalization. As a growing consensus emerges about the failure of the decades-long war on drugs, Maine has become the latest state to consider the decriminalization of even hard drugs. People who possess a small amount of drugs such as cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine would only get a fine and could be referred to an addiction recovery program. It’s not specified what amounts of these drugs would be subject to reduced penalties, but that is expected to be clarified in future discussion.
Psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy is not legal in Maine yet.