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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      Connecticut

      Status : illegal

      Legal Status: Illegal

      Illegal under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 21a-240(23)

      Regardless of the amount, possession of psilocybin will result in a felony possession charge. Possession in a first charge can result in up to five years of prison time and a fine of up to $2,000.

      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      S.S.B. 1083 - Public Act No. 21-26

      Overview: The Connecticut legislature has charged DMHAS with studying whether the use of psilocybin by a person under the direction of a health care provider may be beneficial to the person's physical or mental wellbeing. DMHAS was directed to submit a report with findings and recommendations by January 1, 2022. The workgroup is comprised of legislators, state agency personnel, researchers, and other interested stakeholders.

      Status: Passed June 7, 2021


      Recent News

      Why Connecticut formed a task force to study ‘magic’ mushrooms

      Publish Date: October 15, 2021
      Overview:
      More about the task force to study psilocybin and growing recreational interest.

      Connecticut Governor Signs Psychedelics Study Measure As He Awaits Marijuana Legalization Bill

      Publish Date: June 8, 2021
      Overview: The governor of Connecticut signed legislation that includes language requiring the state to carry out a study into the therapeutic potential of psilocybin mushrooms.


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