Oregon Takes 1st Major Step Toward Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms

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Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psychedelic mushrooms legal.

The measure would reduce criminal penalties for the manufacture, delivery and possession of psilocybin — the hallucinogen contained in psychedelic mushrooms.  

In a tweet, the Oregon Psilocybin Society said it will start gathering the 140,000 necessary signatures in December, to get the measure onto the ballot in 2020.

The number of signatures required is nearly equal to the population of Salem.

On its website, the society says there’s a growing body of evidence the drug is safe and effective to treat things like depression, anxiety, PTSD and, ironically, drug addiction.

Oregon has a history with mushrooms. The author and Eugene counterculture figure Ken Kesey participated in government studies of hallucinogens in the 1960s.

The federal government controlled use of mushrooms in the 1970s.

A spokeswoman for Oregon’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, said the agency doesn’t typically comment on ballot measures.

A similar effort to legalize in California failed recently.

https://www.opb.org/news/article/legalize-mushrooms-psilocybin-ballot-measure-oregon/

6 thoughts on “Oregon Takes 1st Major Step Toward Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms

  1. Well now, what’s the matter with that: Oregon is excessively ‘progressive’ and has legalized Adultery, Sodomy, they teach Pedopelia in their schools, Anarchy in their streets and Live Sex Acts are ‘legal’ on stage …

    1. “Well now, what’s the matter with that:…”

      So… you’re one of THOSE, huh?

      I’ll tell you what’s the matter with THAT… I AM A SOVEREIGN BEING. NO ONE HAS ANY F%&KING AUTHORITY TO TELL ME WHAT THE F%&K I CAN OR CANNOT PUT INTO MY OWN BODY… AND THEY HAVE ZERO F%&KING AUTHORITY TO SAY OTHERWISE.

      You sound like one of those ‘good, law-abiding citizens’.

      Freakin’ pitiful.

      I’ll tell you what else we have here… pigs who have already stated that they’re not going to go out and try to collect our weapons.

      Can your state match THAT???

  2. See: Tiny doses of magic mushrooms can improve your problem-solving skills and make you more creative – without the ‘bad-trip’, study claims:

    Tiny doses of magic mushrooms can improve a person’s problem-solving skills, research suggests.

    A study has found that ‘microdoses’ of psychedelics could induce a state of unconstrained thought without the so-called ‘bad trips’ that often come with high doses of such substances.

    According to research, people who took a small amount of the substance had more ideas about how to solve problems and came up with more original ideas.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6316307/Tiny-doses-magic-mushrooms-improve-problem-solving-skills-study-claims.html

  3. “The federal government controlled use of mushrooms in the 1970s.”

    And FAILED.

    My sovereign self has always enjoyed mushrooms more than any other hallucinogen.

    My strawman has always declined to participate, therefore he could not be prosecuted in an Admiralty/Maritime court of ‘law’.

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