An initiative by the Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) that would legalize the medical use of magic mushrooms has been certified by state officials.
“The Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon has been titled!”. said OPS in a recent Tweet. “In December PSI will begin gathering the 140K signatures to get it on the 2020 ballot. Learn how YOU can support this historical campaign from anywhere on earth by visiting http://www.psi-2020.org .”
Specifically, the initiative would allow licensed medical professionals such as physicians to prescribe psilocybin, which is the hallucinogenic ingredient found in magic mushrooms. The initiative would make Oregon the first state in the U.S. to legalize magic mushrooms for medical use, similar to how California was the first to legalize medical marijuana back in 1996.
Certification of the initiative’s ballot title gives the group the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place the measure on the 2020 general election ballot; they will need to gather 140,000 signatures from registered Oregon voters in order to do so.
For more information on OPS and their magic mushroom initiative, click here.