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Oregon voters may get the chance to decide whether or not to become the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms next year.
The ballot title for the Psilocybin Service Initiative, or Initiative Petition #34, was certified Friday and now supporters of a measure to legalize psilocybin in controlled settings can gather signatures to get the issue on the ballot in 2020.
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The initiative won’t mean that “magic” mushrooms are legal at all times and everywhere in the state. Instead, the measure would allow “manufacture, delivery, administration of psilocybin at supervised, licensed facilities.”
It would also impose a two-year development period.
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Chief petitioners Sheri and Thomas Eckert have been working on the effort to make psilocybin legal and accessible for years. In 2017, the couple, who are both counselors who live in Beaverton, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that they think psilocybin could help people struggling with a variety of...
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