Inside… [psilocybe mushrooms]
Unwilling to wait for Congress or the FDA to act, and frustrated by the expanding mental health crisis, four U.S. cities have already decriminalized psilocybin. That means people can grow their own psilocybin mushrooms [and other species of naturally occurring psychedelics plants], and the cities will not spend money or other resources arresting or prosecuting them for personal use.
Unlike many state cannabis laws, which allow retail sales and home cultivation… as a means for ordinary people to oppose corporations and other wealthy groups with deep pockets to influence legislators… Measure 109… [would] not establish psilocybin dispensaries or allow residents to grow psilocybin-producing mushrooms at home… In recent years, the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors have spent more money on lobbying than any other industries, an average of $233 million per year between 1999 and 2018.
Original Article (Gizmodo):
Inside the fight to legalize psilocybin therapy in Oregon
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