California Activists File Psilocybin Legalization Ballot Measure As Legislature Advances Broader Psychedelics Bill
An activist group called Decriminalize California is working to speed up the legalization of magic mushrooms.
The group submitted a new initiative called the California Psilocybin Initiative, which would legalize the possession, cultivation, retail sale, and social sharing of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and over. If the Office of the Attorney General accepts the measure, the group would have 180 days to collect 623,212 signatures from registered voters for the initiative to be added to the 2022 ballot. While California’s SB519 bill would decriminalize several psychedelic drugs, this initiative takes a new approach by focusing solely on psilocybin.