Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for decriminalizing the use of and research on psychedelics, as well as comprehensive marijuana legalization, in a video message played for a drug policy reform conference on Thursday.
At the opening plenary of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, organizers played the video, in which the congresswoman offered a welcome and voiced support for the reforms that advocates participating in the event are fighting for.
“I’m very thankful to have been working with the Drug Policy Alliance throughout this year to introduce and work on several different amendments and pieces of legislation to make our lives better,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “That includes things like moving money out of the DEA and into overdose treatment programs, as well as really examining some of the ways that we can also decriminalize the use and study of psychedelic compounds for medicinal applications and future policies.”