Congressman Backs Ballot Measure To Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms For Therapeutic Use

Congressman Backs Ballot Measure To Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms For Therapeutic Use

One of the leading champions of cannabis reform in the Congress told Marijuana Moment in an interview that he’s supporting a campaign seeking to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic use in his home state of Oregon. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), who has spent decades advocating for the legalization of marijuana, said he’s in favor of the proposed Psilocybin Services Act, which would allow adults to visit licensed facilities to have the psychedelic administered in a medically supervised environment. “I have been involved with them,” the congressman said, on Tuesday referring to the Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS). “We are focused like a laser on the cannabis progress, but I’ve been in touch with the people in Oregon about their initiatives. I plan on being supportive.” While Blumenauer said he “can’t undertake any more sort of leadership responsibilities” in addition to his role in coordinating marijuana reform on Capitol Hill as a co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, he said he “will be open and visible and supportive” in the effort to legalize psilocybin for use in therapy. If the campaign, which is currently in the signature gathering process, is successful and makes it on the state’s November ballot, the congressman said…

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