Are Legal Psilocybin Mushrooms Coming?
The legalization of marijuana was a historic victory for cannabis activists. Finally, people were able to safely and responsibly access marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes after years of unregulated production and distribution.
In Ann Arbor this week, the city council unanimously passed a resolution decriminalizing Entheogenic plants within the city. MLive has the story:
“Magic mushrooms and other psychedelic plants and fungi are now effectively decriminalized in Ann Arbor, at least in terms of city police enforcement priority.”
Are legal psilocybin mushrooms coming? A vote in Oregon could start the shift in consciousness! In this video, watch Louie Schwartzberg talk with Tom Eckert and Sherri Eckert, the creators of this landmark legislation, after a 2019 screening of Fantastic Fungi.
Are You Celebrating International Magic Mushroom Day?
On September 20, the world will be celebrating National Psilocybin Day, or “Magic Mushroom Day.” Everyone is invited to mark the occasion in their own way. Mycologists will give speeches and organize panel discussions on the healing power of mushrooms and the lessons of plant intelligence. People who use medicinal mushrooms for self-healing will gather to acknowledge the powerful role of mycelium in personal and collective transformation.
It’s one thing to utilize mushrooms like Chaga or Lion’s Mane in your daily morning brew for health benefits. But psychedelic mushrooms have had a harder time reaching public levels of approval or political legislation.
This year, National Psilocybin Day celebrations come just two months ahead of a historic vote that could legalize psilocybin therapy in the State of Oregon. Organizers hope to make “9/20 as iconic as the date 4-20 is for cannabis activists.”
Indigenous communities have used psychedelic mushrooms for healing and ceremonial purposes for centuries, if not millennia. This historic vote is an opportunity for Oregon to lead the way for psilocybin in the same way it did for cannabis.
One Vote Could Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms!
Located in the Pacific Northwest, a successful vote could point the way towards increased foraging and harvesting of mushrooms near the Columbia River and on the Oregon Coast.
Come September, Portlanders may well be on the path to seeing psilocybin therapy and other uses. When it comes to mushrooms for healing, psilocybin mushrooms could be the way of the future!