Psilocybin; possession or distribution for certain medical purposes permitted, penalty. (HB1513)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or distribution of psilocybin for certain medical purposes permitted; penalty. Allows possession of psilocybin pursuant to a valid prescription or order issued by a health care practitioner in the course of his professional practice for treatment of refractory depression or post-traumatic stress disorder or to ameliorate end-of-life anxiety. The bill prohibits prosecution of health care practitioners or pharmacists for dispensing or distributing psilocybin for such purposes. The bill makes possession of psilocybin without a valid prescription a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by no longer than 30 days in jail and no more than a $500 fine, either or both. The bill makes a second or subsequent offense a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101934D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1513)
01/17/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2023Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2023Left in Courts of Justice