Oregon Campaigns To Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms And Decriminalize Drugs Team Up To Qualify For Ballot

Oregon Campaigns To Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms And Decriminalize Drugs Team Up To Qualify For Ballot

Two drug policy reform campaigns in Oregon are teaming up as they both work to collect enough signatures to qualify for the state’s November ballot. Activists behind an effort to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic use and another to decriminalize all currently illicit drugs and expand substance misuse treatment are partnering to ensure mutual success. It’s a collaboration that is one of the clearest signs of the times, with advocates increasingly exploring broader reform beyond legalizing marijuana. Both campaigns sent out email blasts over the past week encouraging their supporters to sign petitions for the other measure. Sam Chapman, campaign manager of the psilocybin legalization initiative, wrote that the decriminalization and treatment measure “will greatly expand addiction and recovery services using a portion of existing marijuana revenues” and also “end the cruel and ineffective policy of making criminals of people struggling with addiction by decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs.” “This measure will be a game-changer. But only if it gets on the ballot,” he told supporters last Monday. “We at the IP 34 campaign strongly support them, as they support us. Both campaigns are working together. We are asking every supporter of IP 34 to download and sign the petition for IP 44 today.” On Friday, the drug decriminalization and treatment campaign similarly sent out a call for action, urging their supporters to back the psilocybin measure. “What’s one of thing that’s hard to do while social distancing? Helping good and positive ballot measures qualify for the…

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