In California want to legalize magic mushrooms

In California want to legalize magic mushrooms

California has all chances to become a second Amsterdam. After marijuana in the Golden state want to legalize psilocybin — the active ingredient of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

A proposal put forward Kevin P. Saunders, candidate for mayor of Marina, Monterey County. On 22 August he presented the initiative «about modification in California the Statute of the amendment exempting adults from 21 years of age from criminal liability for the use of psilocybin«.

In California want to legalize magic mushrooms

Such a step a lot of supporters, but will they suffice to ensure that the process went? Before the innovation will make the total vote, the initiative must collect 365 signatures.

Saunders is convinced that the bill would be a logical step after the lifting of the ban on cannabis.

In California want to legalize magic mushroomsPhoto — Kevin Saunders

In his recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, he admitted that at the time the substance helped him to overcome heroin dependence.

In may of this year an independent research company from London, the Global Drug Survey has published interesting results of the annual review of the drug according to the study, psilocybin leads people in the hospital or in the emergency room less often than any other drug in the world.

However, this does not mean that the substance is safe. It is not excluded that its properties still simply insufficiently studied.

Psilocybin contained in mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Stropharia, etc. native American tribes (including the modern Mexican Indians) traditionally used them to cause religious and mystical experience.

The substance causes a change of consciousness, visual and auditory hallucinations.