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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      Rhode Island

      Status : illegal

      Legal Status: Illegal

      Illegal under RI General Statutes § 21-28-4.01

      This law has harsh penalties for possessing a Schedule III or IV controlled substance: sentences can be up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $40,000.

      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      H7715: An act relating to food and drugs – Uniform Controlled Substances Act

      Overview: Bill would expand on the state’s existing decriminalization policy for marijuana by adding both psilocybin and buprenorphine to list controlled substances that do no carry criminal penalties. Also would allow a medical professional “in good faith and in the course of his or her professional practice, may prescribe, and dispense psilocybin as a therapeutic.”
      Status: Has been referred to the Judiciary committee
      What you can do: Call your elected officials and tell them to advance the bill

      H7896: An act relating to food and drugs – Uniform Controlled Substances Act

      Overview: Bill would broadly decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of any controlled substance, except fentanyl.
      Status: Has been referred to the Judiciary committee

      What you can do: Call your elected officials and tell them to advance the bill


      Recent News

      Decriminalizing 'magic mushrooms'? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering it. Here's why:

      Publish Date: March 8, 2022
      Overview: This article provides important context surrounding the bill's intention, why it doesn't have a Senate sponsor just yet, and what it does and doesn't include.

      Rhode Island Lawmakers File Psilocybin And Broader Drug Decriminalization Bills While Legal Marijuana Momentum Increases

      Publish Date: March 7, 2022

      Overview: Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a pair of drug decriminalization bills—including one focused on psilocybin and buprenorphine that would authorize doctors to prescribe the psychedelic mushroom.


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