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A Public-Health-Based Vision for the Management and Regulation of Psychedelics

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Abstract

The Health Officers Council of British Columbia has proposed post-prohibition regulatory models for currently illegal drugs based on public health principles, and this article continues this work by proposing a model for the regulation and management of psychedelics. This article outlines recent research on psychedelic substances and the key determinants of benefit and harm from their use. It then describes a public-health-based model for the regulation of psychedelics, which includes governance, supervision, set and setting controls, youth access, supply control, demand limitation, and evaluation.

Haden, M., Emerson, B., & Tupper, K. W. (2016). A Public-Health-Based Vision for the Management and Regulation of Psychedelics. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1-10. 10.1080/02791072.2016.1202459

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