The article Psychedelic Medicine PAC (Political Action Committee) Launches in Washington was originally published on Microdose.
“A political action committee (PAC) is a political committee that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaigns for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation.”
Like them or not, PACs are a reality of legislative life in America — and psychedelic medicine now has its own voice in Washington.
The Psychedelic Medicine PAC is a Political Action Committee intending to help elect leaders who believe in science and want to improve lives through psychedelic medicine.
With decrim and reform measures gaining steam at the state and federal level, the Psychedelic Medicine PAC aims to help push things forward. We’ll take all the help we can get.
See their mission statement and press release below.
For more information or to donate, check out their website and social media.
Psychedelic Medicine Coalition (PMC) is excited to announce our newest initiative to catalyze change in Washington: Psychedelic Medicine PAC. PM PAC is a Political Action Committee intending to help elect leaders who believe in science and want to improve lives through psychedelic medicine.
“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our political action committee dedicated to advancing the science of psychedelic medicine for the betterment of American society,” said PM PAC President and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Psychedelic Medicine Coalition, Melissa Lavasani. “With the growing evidence of therapeutic benefits from psychedelics, we believe it is time for the American people to take action into their own hands by electing leaders that support policies that expand access to these life-changing treatments. We look forward to working with policy leaders and organizations to create positive change and bring the benefits of psychedelic medicine to those in need.”
The launch of PM PAC is crucial in the fight to change legislation around psychedelics and supplements the PMC’s work in Washington and other organizations’ efforts. America can no longer afford leaders who ignore scientific evidence, and it’s time for action and change.
“It’s time for Congress to recognize the healing of these medicines and commit to funding the research to continue the progress,” said Ryan Rodgers, Executive Director and Co-Founder of PM PAC, President of The Strategy Group Company, and Executive Director of the REID Foundation. “These medicines can help those struggling with PTSD, addiction, anxiety, and depression, among other ailments — and should be recognized as such, especially by our policymakers.”
The launch of the Psychedelic Medicine PAC is a call to action for all Americans who want to see positive change in their communities. By electing leaders who prioritize science and understand the value of psychedelic medicines, we can improve the lives of millions of Americans struggling with various ailments. It’s time to take action, and the Psychedelic Medicine PAC is here to help