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      Is psilocybin legal in:

      Washington

      Status : Deprioritized locally

      Legal Status: Deprioritized locally

      Deprioritized in Seattle only. Illegal elsewhere at the state level.

      S.B. 5476: Simple possession re-classified in 2021 as a misdemeanor (down from felony). Penalty for the first two offenses is drug treatment court rather than criminal charges.


      Current/Upcoming Legislation

      S.B. 5660 - Psilocybin Wellness and Opportunity Act

      Overview: Bill would allow individuals to consume products containing psilocybin and psilocin, the two main active ingredients in psychedelic mushrooms, under the support of a trained and state-licensed psilocybin service administrator. Effectively decriminalizes at the state level.

      Status: Introduced to State Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at the February 2 hearing

      What you can do: Call your state senator and tell them you support the bill. If they are on the Health & Long Term Care committee, even better! You can also call your State Representative and urge them to support the bill when it comes to the House.

      Initiative 1886 - Concerns authorizing and regulating the manufacture, sale, and use of psilocybin.
       
      Overview: Leonora Russell submitted the proposed Initiative Measure No. 1886 to the Washington Secretary of State, which would allow licensed Washingtonians to provide psilocybin products and services to people 21 and older. 400,000 signatures are needed in order to put the initiative on the ballot. View complete text here.

      Recent News

      Proposed initiative would facilitate psilocybin use in Washington

      Publish Date: May 6, 2022

      Overview: A Seattle therapist recently filed a proposal for an initiative that would authorize and regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of psilocybin in Washington State. 

      Psilocybin Services Would Be Legalized In Washington State Under New Bill

      Publish Date: January 6, 2022

      Overview: Provides details on S.B. 5660, The Psilocybin Wellness and Opportunity Act, which has been proposed by the State Senate. If passed, the bill would decriminalize psilocybin at the state level.

      Seattle Becomes Largest U.S. City To Decriminalize Psychedelics

      Publish Date: October 4, 2021

      Overview: Seattle City Council deprioritized cultivation and sharing of psilocybin and other psychedelic substances.


      Advocacy Groups

      Psychedelic Medicine Alliance of WA (formerly Decrim Nature Seattle)

      Overview: PMAW is working to decriminalize and ensure safe and equitable access to psychedelics like psilocybin, mescaline and ayahuasca, for human health and wellness.

      How you can get involved: https://pmaw.org/join-us/

      Entheo Society 

      Overview: Expand public understanding and appreciation of natural plant and fungi medicines (entheogens). We support the therapeutic, spiritual, and medical right to heal ourselves with entheogens and join together to decriminalize, de-stigmatize, and honor their use.

      How you can get involved: https://entheosocietywa.org/about/mission/

      ADAPT-WA

      Overview: The ADAPT Political Action Committee was established for the purpose of supporting the Psilocybin Services Act for Washington ballot initiative, which would establish safe, accessible, and legal access to psilocybin-assisted counseling under Washington state law.

      How you can get involved: https://adapt-wa.org/join-us/ 


      Healthcare Practitioners

      We aren't aware of any healthcare practitioners in this state at this time. If you'd like your practice listed here, please contact us with the relevant details. Thanks!

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