The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is an organization of attorneys, pharmacists, pharmacist-attorneys and students of pharmacy or law who are interested in the law as it applies to
pharmacy, pharmacists, wholesalers, manufacturers, state and federal government and other interested parties.

ASPL is a non-profit which encourages diversity & inclusion with the Society, regardless of differing backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, orientations, origins, and practice settings. The Society embraces participation and diversity as it leads to advancing our purpose: 

  • Furthering knowledge in the law related to pharmacists, pharmacies, the provision of pharmaceutical care, the manufacturing and distribution of drugs, and other food, drug, and medical device policy issues;
  • Communicating accurate legal educational information; and
  • Providing educational opportunities for pharmacists, attorneys, and others who are interested in pharmacy law

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November 29, 2022

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Colorado voters legalize “magic mushrooms”

Midterm voters in Colorado agreed by 54% to 46% to approve Proposition 122, which decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungi. The measure defines certain plants and fungi as natural medicine, including those which contain DMT, ibogaine, mescaline (except for peyote), psilocybin, and psilocyn. The measure decriminalizes the personal use, possession, growth, and transport of natural medicines for persons 21 years and older, and creates a Regulated Natural Medicines Access Program (RNMAP) for licensed healing centers to administer natural medicine services.

The initiative creates a Natural Medicine Advisory Board to advise the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in operation of the RNMAP.

Persons who have previously completed a sentence following a conviction for possession of such plants and fungi are able to petition a court to seal the record of the conviction.

Oregon was the first state to decriminalize psilocybin and other drugs in 2020, via Measures 109 and 110.  [Balotpedia. Colorado Proposition 122, Decriminalization and Regulated Access Program for Certain Psychedelic Plants and Fungi Initiative (2022); https://bit.ly/3icNsHg]