California Activists Gear Up For 2022 Push To Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

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California activists are taking another shot at placing a ballot initiative before voters to legalize psilocybin mushrooms statewide, this time in 2022. Decriminalize California attempted to get a similar measure on the November 2020 ballot, but they faced signature gathering complications due to the coronavirus pandemic and ultimately abandoned that effort. Advocates recognize that they will face similar challenges as the campaign gets running for the upcoming cycle, but they’re confident that they will have the resources and experience to prevail this round. Volunteers are being invited to recommend revisions to a draft reform initiative that the group plans to submit. For the most part, it’s the same as the 2020 proposal—with three main changes that are meant to appeal to midterm voters, who tend to be older and more conservative that those who turn out in presidential election years. Fight the good fight. — Decriminalize California (@DecrimCA) February 10, 2021 But the ballot measure isn’t the only track activists behind the campaign are taking this year. Decriminalize California has also been working with the office of a state senator who’s said late last year that he would be introducing a bill to decriminalize certain psychedelics, including psilocybin. The text of Sen. Scott Weiner’s (D) proposal hasn’t been released yet, but it will likely be less far-reaching that the activist-led initiative, which would legalize the “personal, spiritual, religious, dietary, therapeutic, and medical use” of psilocybin. The current draft of the proposed ballot measure states that the “distribution, transportation, possession, storage, consumption, social consumption, on-site consumption, public events, farmers’ markets, and retail sale, whether or not for profit,” of so-called magic mushrooms “shall be lawful in this state and is a matter of statewide concern.” Unlike Decriminalize California’s earlier 2020 initiative, however, this new one would only allow adults…

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