California Mushroom Legalization Just Got Delayed

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California will have to wait at least another year before they can legally trip on mushrooms. A Democratic lawmaker in the state who sponsored a bill to decriminalize certain hallucinogens said Thursday that he is tabling the legislation until 2022. State Senator Scott Wiener, a Democratic legislator representing San Francisco, provided the update in a series of tweets, characterizing the development as “[g]ood news/bad news.” The bill, Wiener said, is still “alive and well,” and he said that he and other supporters are “pausing its further consideration in the Assembly” until next year. The legislation is “now a two-year bill,” he said. The bill, SB-519, would have permitted “possession, obtaining, giving away or transportation of specified quantities of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and… MDMA for personal use or facilitated or supported use, as defined, by and with persons 21 years of age or older.” Psilocybin is the hallucinogenic component of psychedelic mushrooms.  “We’ll spend the next year continuing to build support in the Assembly,” Wiener said on Twitter on Thursday. “[The bill] advanced deep into the legislative process—honestly, way further than I anticipated, since it’s a new idea in the Legislature. It passed the full Senate and both Assembly policy committees. But we need more time to build support in the Assembly to achieve final passage. “I’m deeply committed to #SB519’s passage, as is our coalition. Over the next year, our coalition of veterans, parents, healthcare professionals and others will continue to work hard to earn the support of Assemblymembers. This is a righteous bill,” he added. “The War on Drugs is a complete failure. We shouldn’t be arresting people for possessing or using drugs. And people should be able to access psychedelics and mental health and addiction challenges. #SB519 needs to pass, and…

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