Group of Rhode Island Lawmakers File Bill to Legalize Psilocybin

Legislation that would legalize the possession and personal cultivation of psilocybin has been filed in Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island Senate Bill 806 would amend the state’s law on controlled substances “to permit a person to possess less than 1 ounce of psilocybin and would allow psilocybin to be cultivated at a person’s residence for personal use.”

The measure was filed by Senator Meghan Kallman, with cosponsors Senators Alana DiMario, Joshua Miller, Tiara Mack, Jonathon Acosts, Pamela Lauria and Bridget Valverde. The move would legalize psilocybin, which is the hallucinogenic ingredient found in magic mushrooms.

Senate Bill 806 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The full text of the proposed law can be found by clicking here.

This week Oregon became the first state in U.S. history to issue a license for the legal cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms. The move was made possible due to a 2020 voter-approved law that allows those 21 and older to possess and use magic mushrooms and obtain them at psilocybin service centers.

A California bill that would legalize the personal possession of certain psychedelics while establishing a system to facilitate their use was passed out of its initial Senate Committee earlier this week.

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