Oregon could soon be on its way to legalizing psilocybin mushrooms, following the Secretary of State approving language for a 2020 ballot initiative. Should activist accumulate 117,578 signatures to qualify for the ballot, Oregon voters could decide to decriminalize “magic mushrooms” and allow for their growth with a license.
“The intent of the 2020 Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon is to advance a breakthrough therapeutic model currently being perfected in research settings at top universities around the world,” chief petitioners Tom and Sheri Eckert wrote. “We envision a community-based framework, where licensed providers, along with licensed producers of psilocybin mushrooms, blaze trails in Oregon in accordance with evolving practice standards.”
Oregon is not alone in their efforts to legalize psilocybin mushrooms. Organizers in both California and Denver, Colorado rallied to include initiatives that would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms on the 2018 midterm ballot, though their efforts