Anthropology

California Senate approves psychedelic decriminalization bill

The California state Senate passed SB 519… 21-16 on a floor vote. The bill had already cleared three separate committees and stands a decent chance of passing the House from where it would proceed to the desk of [the] California Governor…

[SB 519] does not decriminalize the sale of psychedelics in the state [but allows [“Social sharing” means the giving away or consensual administering of a controlled substance described in this section by a person 21 years of age or older, to another person 21 years of age or older, not for financial gain, including in the context of group counseling, spiritual guidance, community-based healing, or related services & make lawful the possession for personal use, as described, and the social sharing, as defined, of psilocybin, [psilocin] dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), ketamine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), by and with persons 21 years of age or older]… A group called Decriminalize California has announced plans to place the legalization of selling psilocybin mushrooms on the 2022 ballot… The movement is not restricted to progressive enclaves. The Texas legislature, one of the more fiercely conservative lawmaking bodies in the country, recently formed a committee to study whether “magic mushrooms” could help veterans recover from the trauma of their war experiences…

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California senate approves psychedelic decriminalization bill
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