California Assembly Committee Passes Senate-Approved Bill to Legalize Psilocybin, DMT and Ibogaine

California legislation to legalize the personal possession of several psychedelic substances has been given approval by a key Assembly committee.

Magic mushrooms containing psilocybin.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 5 to 2 to pass Senate Bill 58. The measure has already been passed by the full Senate, 21 to 16. 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”).

“These substances have significant healing potential and there’s growing research showing that potential”, said Senator Scott Wiener. “Had the war on drugs not started in the 60s and 70s, we would probably be in a dramatically more advanced state around psychedelics, but the war on drugs shut everything down and we lost 40 or 50 years as a result.” Weiner says that he’s “trying to reverse some of that damage.”
SB 58 would 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.”

The proposal will need to be passed by one more committee before it can be considered by the full Assembly. Given the Public Safety Committee passed some minor amendments, if SB 58 is approved by the full Assembly it will need to go back to the Senate for one final vote of concurrence before it can be sent to Governor Gavin Newsom.

You can find the full text of Senate Bill 58 by clicking here.

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