Illegal under MO Rev Stat § 195.017
Psychedelic mushrooms use, sale or cultivation is a felony, with penalties ranging from heavy fines to imprisonment. Possession and use is a Class D felony and carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison.
HB869: Creates provisions relating to natural medicine
Overview: This bill doesn’t seek to amend state drug statute by legalizing psilocybin; rather, it provides affirmative defenses against criminal prosecution for patients who possess up to four grams of the psychedelic, as well as doctors, caregivers and professionals who provide psilocybin services.
Status: Introduced on 1/18/2023
HB 1176: Modifies provisions relating to investigational drugsOverview: This bill adds patients that have debilitating or life-threatening illnesses to the list of patients that can be treated with investigational drugs.
What you can do: Call your Missouri State Representative on the Health and Mental Health Policy Committee and tell them to advance the bill.
Missouri State Lawmaker Files Psilocybin Therapy Legalization Bill
Publish Date: January 18, 2023
Overview: A Missouri state lawmaker this week introduced a bill to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin, the primary psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, for people with serious mental health conditions. The legislation, HB 869, was filed on Wednesday by Republican state Rep. Tony Lovasco
Why there’s a push to legalize psychedelic drug therapy in MissouriPublish Date: February 8, 2022
Missouri Patients Could Use Psychedelic Treatments Under New GOP ‘Right-to-Try’ BillPublish Date: January 13, 2022
Overview: Rep. Michael Davis filed legislation to give residents with serious illnesses legal access to psilocybin and other psychedelics. Bill would align Missouri statute with federal “right-to-try” law (passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in 2018).
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