Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez+ Your Authors @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Jun. 13, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Yesterday I offered an amendment to allow Fed researchers to study Schedule I Drugs, incl:
- Psilocybin & severe depression
- Ibogaine & opioid withdrawal

🚨 House votes TODAY.

If you’re supportive, CALL YOUR REP. Don’t assume they’ll vote for it - let them know.

During debate, the arguments against it didn’t make much sense. Some were outright false:

- legal argument (to take it off Schedule I to study it) doesn’t make sense - we scientific evidence to help do that!
- bunch of claims about marijuana - w/o study, claims are unsupported!

This bill has bipartisan support, but it also has bipartisan opposition.

Many Dem & GOP alike, are uncomfortable w/ letting federal researchers merely *study* the clinical promise of certain drugs - even in veteran PTSD.

Your call can help them see a shift in public sentiment.

You can follow @AOC.


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