The world of politics is often full of surprises, and the recent collaboration between two of the most outspoken members of the House of Representatives is no exception. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Dan Crenshaw have formed a “Wild Coalition” in their push to legalize psychedelics.
The two politicians have found common ground on the issue of psychedelics, which have been gaining traction in recent years due to their potential to treat a variety of mental health issues. Psychedelics, such as psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and MDMA, have been found to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD, among other conditions.
The Wild Coalition, as Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw have dubbed it, seeks to legalize psychedelics in the United States. Currently, psychedelics are classified as Schedule I substances, meaning they have no accepted medical use and are considered to be highly addictive and dangerous. The Wild Coalition is pushing for the reclassification of psychedelics to Schedule IV, which would make them available for medical use.
The two representatives have also proposed the creation of a research program to study the potential medical benefits of psychedelics. The program would be funded by the federal government and administered by the National Institutes of Health. It would include research into the safety and efficacy of psychedelics, as well as their potential for treating mental health conditions.
The Wild Coalition is an unexpected collaboration between two of the most outspoken members of Congress. Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw have both been vocal advocates for progressive causes, and their alliance on the issue of psychedelics is a sign that there is room for bipartisan collaboration on important issues.
The push to legalize psychedelics has been gaining momentum in recent years, and the Wild Coalition is an important step forward in the effort to make psychedelics available for medical use. With Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw leading the charge, the Wild Coalition is sure to be a force to be reckoned with.