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New Jersey bill to lessen jail time for ‘magic’ mushrooms moves forward

It does not decriminalize psilocybin, but makes possession of up to one ounce a disorderly persons offense rather than a third degree crime. That would drop penalties to a maximum of a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Currently, those convicted can face between three and five years in prison.

New Jersey is not the first state to reconsider its laws on psychedelic mushrooms. Colorado [Denver] voted to decriminalize mushrooms in 2019 and Oregon voted [in 2020] to legalize their use for medicinal purposes. Several cities in California as well as Washington, D.C., have moved to end arrests over mushroom possession.

Original Article (NJ):
N.J. bill to lessen jail time for ‘magic’ mushrooms moves forward
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