News is changing fast. And as more and more states introduce legislation to decriminalize psychedelics - like psilocybin - you may be wondering where things stand.
Always check with your local laws and regulations for the most up-to-date information.
Below, we've compiled a timeline of legislation at a state level for psilocybin.
Looking for information on a specific state? Check out your state's new legislation, advocacy groups, emerging research, and psilocybin therapy options.
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Let's dive in!
Most Recent Magic Mushroom News & Legislation:
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
January 5, 2023
Overview: A New Hampshire state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would legalize the possession and use by adults of psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin, the primary psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms. The measure, HB328, was introduced in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by Republican state Rep. Kevin Verville on January 5.
November 11, 2022
Overview: Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and to create state-regulated “healing centers” where participants can experience the drug under supervision.
August 9, 2022
Overview: Measure 109 allows local governments to opt out of state psilocybin program with voter approval. City and county officials will ask voters to decide if psilocybin businesses and production should be allowed in Prineville and Crook County.
July 14, 2022
Overview: The US House passes NDAA 2023 which has amendments allocating funds for psychedelics research for the treatment of PTSD. The bill will have to pass the Senate by a simple majority - likely in September.
June 23, 2022
Overview: The leader of the New Jersey Senate filed a bill on Thursday that would legalize the possession, home cultivation and gifting of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and older—with provisions that give adults even more freedoms for the psychedelic than are afforded under the state’s current marijuana laws.
May 22, 2022
Overview: The Oregon Health Authority released rules governing products, testing and training programs for Oregon’s therapeutic psilocybin program, which begins next year.
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.
February 25, 2022
Overview: New research showing the therapeutic potential of psilocybin and other psychedelics for mental health has spurred legalization efforts
February 16, 2022
Overview: Oklahoma lawmakers pass a bill in committee to decriminalize low-level possession and promote research for therapeutic potential
February 9, 2022
Overview: A group of Maryland senators recently filed a bill that would create a state fund that could be used to provide free access to psychedelics like psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while also supporting research into their therapeutic potential.
February 8, 2022
Overview: The bill before the Missouri legislature would legalize psychedelic medications that are now outlawed under the right to try law for investigational drugs.
February 4, 2022
Overview: Worcester’s Human Rights Commission will hear from Bay Staters for Natural Medicine on possible decriminalization.
February 1, 2022
Overview: Summary of the hearing on LD1582 to legalize psilocybin for limited therapeutic use
January 18, 2022
Overview: Bill to decriminalize possession and cultivation would remove criminal penalties for possessing up to 50 grams of psilocybin or psilocin or cultivating the psychedelic compounds. Possession of more than 50 grams but less than 100 grams would be a civil offense punishable by a maximum $250 fine. Possessing more than 100 grams of the psychedelic would be considered a Class C misdemeanor, carrying a fine of up to $500 and a one month in jail.
January 17, 2022
Overview: A Utah lawmaker wants the state to consider legalizing psychedelic drugs — sometimes referred to as "magic mushrooms" — for those with certain mental health issues.
January 14, 2022
Overview: Three Virginia lawmakers have introduced legislation that would end felony penalties for possession of psychedelic mushrooms, citing the drug’s growing acceptance in medicinal contexts.
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).
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.
December 29, 2021
Overview: Bills to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and more widely reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenses have been pre-filed for the 2022 session.
December 17, 2021
Overview: New Approach PAC filed two ballot measures to get on the 2022 ballot. The first would legalize possession, cultivation of an array of entheogenic substances, as well as establish a regulatory model for psychedelics therapy. The second is similar but a somewhat dialed-back proposal that would initially legalize psilocybin and psilocin alone for personal adult use while also allowing for the sale and administration in a therapeutic setting.
December 14, 2021
Overview: Bill introduced to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for medical purposes and establish facilities where the psychedelic could be grown and administered to patients.
December 3, 2021
Overview: Possessing psilocybin mushrooms is illegal but possessing the spores is legal because they do not contain the psychoactive illegal chemical, psilocybin itself.
November 15, 2021
Overview: Details how HB1959 would impact psilocybin in Pennsylvania
October 21, 2021
Overview: Easthampton is now the fourth city in Massachusetts to vote to decriminalize the possession and use of psychedelic plants.
October 15, 2021
Overview: More about the task force to study psilocybin and growing recreational interest.
October 14, 2021
Overview: Denver Psilocybin Policy Review Panel asks to consider expanding decriminalization to include gifting and sharing in consumption, to allow for communal use.
October 4, 2021
Overview: Seattle City Council deprioritized cultivation and sharing of psilocybin and other psychedelic substances.
September 16, 2021
Overview: Statewide initiative to decriminalize psilocybin is approved for signature collection to get the question on the 2022 ballot.
September 28, 2021
Overview: Grand Rapids City Commission gave initial approval to a resolution supporting the ongoing low prioritization of local law enforcement efforts against those using or possessing psychoactive plants and fungi but does not outline support or law enforcement deprioritization for those who plant, cultivate, purchase, transport or distribute entheogens.
September 13, 2021
Overview: Discusses Michigan State Senate Bill 0631 (2021) to decriminalize psychedelics.
September 3, 2021
Overview: As a January 2020 bill to decriminalize certain hallucinogenic drugs in Vermont currently sits in committee, a grassroots petition was recently started to "legalize psychedelics for mental health in Vermont."
August 5, 2021
Overview: The partnership between Reverie Psychedelics and Indiana Health Group provides Reverie access to leading psychiatrics, psychologists, and other mental health providers within IHG. The development of a Reverie Psychedelic Research Center with IHG will provide qualifying individuals access to leading clinical trials in the psychedelic sector.
June 18, 2021
Overview: “UAB’s Dr. Peter Hendricks received the first federal grant for psychedelics research in 50 years. He hopes to prove that psilocybin can help with addiction.” Research could begin in 2022.
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.
June 23, 2021
Overview: Texas enacted a law allowing research into how psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms” might help people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 8, 2019
Overview: Ballot passes to deprioritize in Denver
May 5, 2020
Overview: Bill introduced that would remove psilocybin from the state’s list of controlled substances.
April 29, 2021
Overview: Bill LD1582 introduced in Maine to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use.
April 8, 2021
Overview: Bill introduced to decriminalize drug possession. It would make possession of a controlled substance a civil penalty punishable by a $100 fine without the threat of jail time
April 2, 2021
Massachusetts - Third Massachusetts City Approves Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure
Overview: Northampton City Council approves a resolution to deprioritize use and possession of entheogenic plants and fungi.
March 15, 2021
Overview: Possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi will be among the District’s lowest law enforcement priorities.
March 8, 2021
Overview: About Iowa’s push to decriminalize psilocybin
February 24, 2021
Overview: State health officials said that while psilocybin might benefit mental health disorders, the circumstances for safe and effective administration aren’t proven, and that the Health Department isn’t the appropriate agency to set up treatment centers.
February 10, 2021
Overview: Iowa lawmaker filed a bill to remove psilocybin from the list of controlled substance
February 5, 2021
Overview: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a psilocybin reform bill into law on Thursday, immediately reclassifying possession of up to an ounce of psychedelic-containing mushrooms as a disorderly persons offense.
January 15, 2021
Overview: Bill filed that would establish a legal psilocybin model for therapeutic use in the state, similar to an initiative that Oregon voters approved in November. It also seeks to deprioritize criminal enforcement against a wide range of psychedelic plants and fungi.
January 12, 2021
Overview: “The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney agrees with and supports the City Council resolution. Accordingly, it is the policy of the Prosecutor’s Office not to prosecute entheogenic plant use, growth, and possession across Washtenaw County.”
November 4, 2020
Overview:Oregon became the first state to legalize the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms on an election night that saw more states ease restrictions on drugs across the country. Oregon’s Measure 109 will give legal access to psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. Through Measure 110, Oregon decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of some hard drugs, including heroin and LSD. Instead of criminal prosecution, people in possession would face a $100 fine, which can be waived if the person agrees to pursue treatment, according to the measure
March 13, 2020
Overview: A pair of Hawaii lawmakers is pushing to explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelic mushrooms, introducing legislation that could one day make psilocybin-based products available to medical patients in the state.
October 22, 2019
Overview: Chicago City Council introduced an advisory (non-enforceable) resolution expressing support for expanding scientific and medicinal research on organic psychedelics in Chicago, with the goal of decriminalization of adult use.
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