California activists collect signatures for legalization of mushrooms
The California attorney general’s office issued an official title and summary for a proposal to legalize psilocybin mushrooms. Advocates aim to collect enough signatures to add the measure to the 2022 ballot.
The bill, the California Psilocybin Initiative, would allow “personal, medical, therapeutic, religious, spiritual, and dietary use of Psilocybin Mushrooms” for those 21 and older. It would also allow for the cultivation and retail sale of the psychedelic.
Activists must collect 623,212 signatures from registered voters within 180 days to make the ballot.
“I feel pretty damn good honestly [about the prospects of the initiative]. People are so psyched for psychedelics,” said Ryan Munevar, campaign director of Decriminalize California.
Amid complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Decriminalize California unsuccessfully attempted to get a similar measure on the ballot in Nov. 2020.