A California bill to legalize the personal possession of several psychedelic substances, including magic mushrooms (psilocybin), has been passed by the full Senate.
The Senate voted 21 to 16 today to pass Senate Bill 58. The measure would legalize the possession of up to two grams of DMT, 15 grams of ibogaine, two grams of psilocybin (or up to four ounces of “a plant or fungi containing psilocybin”) and two grams of psilocyn (or up to four ounces of “a plant or fungi containing psilocybin”).
SB 58 would legalize the “possession, preparation, obtaining, transfer, as specified, or transportation” of the above-mentioned substances” for personal or facilitated use”. It would also allow for “group counseling and community-based healing” and would legalize “any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contain psilocybin or psilocyn.”
“These are not addictive”, says Senator Wiener, the bill’s prime sponsor. “These are drugs that have significant potential in helping people to navigate and to become healthy who are experiencing mental health and substance use challenges.”
SB 58 now goes to the House of Representatives. Passage in the House would send the measure to Governor Gavin Newsom for consideration.
You can find the full text of Senate Bill 58 by clicking here.