New York Lawmaker Files Bill To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

New York Lawmaker Files Bill To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

A New York lawmaker recently introduced a bill to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms by removing the main active ingredient from the state’s list of controlled substances. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D) is sponsoring the proposal, which is one of a small handful of psychedelics reform bills that have been filed in state legislatures across the U.S. amid a national grassroots push to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi. A Vermont lawmaker introduced legislation last year to decriminalize psychedelics, and an Iowa legislator called for the legalization of psilocybin and MDMA in another bill. “Psilocybin is a naturally occurring chemical compound produced by certain species of mushroom,” the New York legislation states. It goes on to reference clinical evidence and ongoing studies looking at the therapeutic potential of the substance in the treatment of conditions such as severe depression, anxiety and substance misuse disorders. “Many cities, including Denver, CO, Santa Cruz, CA, and Oakland, CA, have already decriminalized the use and possession of psilocybin, and New York should do the same,” it continues. “With the opportunity to positively affect the lives of millions suffering with mental health and addiction issues, this bill will decriminalize psilocybin and allow further research into the study of the drug and its beneficial uses for treatment.” The text of this latest reform measure in New York would simply remove psilocybin from the state’s controlled substances law. However, as DoubleBlind first noted, there are unanswered questions. For example, so-called magic mushrooms contain a variety of additional compounds, including psilocin, which…

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