The Beaver State is one step closer to becoming the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms.
This past month, Oregon’s secretary of state approved language for a ballot initiative that would make psilocybin mushrooms legal. To make it on the ballot for the 2020 general election.
If the ballot passes hallucinogenic mushrooms would be decriminalize and would allow for the farming of shrooms under a license.
Currently, the possession of psilocybin mushrooms is a felony nationwide. This is because psilocybin mushrooms are classified as a Schedule I drug, a category for substances with no known medical benefit.
However, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently stated that psilocybin should not be classified as a Schedule I drug. A growing number of recent studies have shown that magic mushrooms could be beneficial to certain people. Some scientists believe that psilocybin can be a treatment for anxiety, depression, and alcoholism.
In addition to Oregon, residents of Denver could soon vote on the decriminalization of magic mushrooms.