Yupp! That's the next thing that some people in Oregon want to be legal. What's even crazier is that they are one step closer to actually making it legal. Organizers need to get 117,578 signatures to actually put their initiative on the ballot. If they get those signatures, Oregonians could vote on the decriminalization of psilocybins, or magic mushrooms, in the 2020 general election.
Currently in the US, possession of psilocybins is a felony, as they are classified as a Schedule I substance. However if this bill were to be passed it would allow for legal manufacturing and distribution of the substance.
A clinical psychologist from Imperial College describes how Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin), when used in a therapeutic setting, have been found to be a very effective treatment for depression. In this talk she draws on her experiences as working as a therapist on the groundbreaking Psilocybin for Depression study, and introduces us to some of the patients and their stories of transformation.
Now personally I am what most people in the sixties would call a "hippy". I'm a big supporter of the legalization of weed, even voted for the legalization of pot in the midterm election. If we found a way to limit who can get their hands on these legal mushrooms, cancer and depression patients, I'd be all for that.
However my gut feeling on this is that it's a step too far. The last thing we need is someone tripping out on mushrooms and getting behind the wheel of a car.One thing is for sure I'll be paying attention to this story closely. Because I can easily see this becoming an issue in Michigan sooner rather than later.