Psilocybin News: A Complete Timeline of Psychedelics Legislation

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      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. 

      This timeline is updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it for the latest updates.

      Let's dive in!

      Most Recent Magic Mushroom News & Legislation:


      January 18, 2023

      Missouri State Lawmaker Files Psilocybin Therapy Legalization Bill

      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

      New Hampshire Lawmaker Files Psychedelics Legalization Bill

      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

      Colorado voters approve initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

      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

      Oregon - Prineville and Crook County leaders to refer psilocybin ban to voters

      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

      United States - U.S. House Passes NDAA 2023 - Psychedelic Therapy Amendments

      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

      New Jersey - Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill That Includes Home Grow Option

      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

      Oregon - Adopts first set of therapeutic psilocybin rules

      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

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

      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

      Colorado - Colorado may be the next state to decriminalize “magic” mushrooms as new research shows potential benefits

      Overview: New research showing the therapeutic potential of psilocybin and other psychedelics for mental health has spurred legalization efforts


      February 16, 2022

      Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Psilocybin Decriminalization And Research Bill In Committee

      Overview: Oklahoma lawmakers pass a bill in committee to decriminalize low-level possession and promote research for therapeutic potential


      February 9, 2022

      Maryland - Senate Bill Would Provide ‘Cost-Free Access’ To Psychedelics For Military Veterans

      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

      Missouri - Why there’s a push to legalize psychedelic drug therapy in Missouri

      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

      Massachusetts - Worcester to Discuss Decriminalizing Psychedelic Fungi, Plants

      Overview: Worcester’s Human Rights Commission will hear from Bay Staters for Natural Medicine on possible decriminalization.


      February 1, 2022

      Maine - legislators weigh pros and cons of legalizing limited medical use of psilocybin

      Overview: Summary of the hearing on LD1582 to legalize psilocybin for limited therapeutic use


      January 18, 2022

      Kansas - Controversial Lawmaker Files Bill To Legalize Psilocybin Possession And Cultivation

      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

      Utah - Should Utah legalize 'magic mushrooms'? Bill would create psychedelic task force

      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

      Virginia - Lawmakers propose decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms

      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

      Missouri Patients Could Use Psychedelic Treatments Under New GOP ‘Right-to-Try’ Bill

      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

      Psilocybin Services Would Be Legalized In Washington State Under New Bill

      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

      New Hampshire -  Lawmakers File Psilocybin And Broader Drug Decriminalization Bills For 2022

      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

      Colorado - Activists File Colorado Ballot Initiatives to Legalize Psychedelics and Establish ‘Healing Center’ Program

      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

      New York - Lawmaker Files Bill To Legalize Medical Psilocybin Treatments, With Focus On First Responders And Veterans

      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

      Alaska - Are Psychedelics Legal in Alaska?

      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

      Pennsylvania - Bill on magic mushrooms aims to make Pa. a national leader in psychedelic research

      Overview: Details how HB1959 would impact psilocybin in Pennsylvania


      October 21, 2021

      Massachusetts - Easthampton is the fourth city in Mass. to vote to decriminalize psychedelics

      Overview: Easthampton is now the fourth city in Massachusetts to vote to decriminalize the possession and use of psychedelic plants.


      October 15, 2021

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

      Overview: More about the task force to study psilocybin and growing recreational interest.


      October 14, 2021

      Colorado - Psychedelic mushrooms: Denver panel to release report, push for further decriminalization

      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

      Seattle Becomes Largest U.S. City To Decriminalize Psychedelics

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


      September 16, 2021

      California - California Activists Cleared to College Signatures for Psilocybin Legalization Ballot Initiative

      Overview: Statewide initiative to decriminalize psilocybin is approved for signature collection to get the question on the 2022 ballot.


      September 28, 2021

      Michigan - Grand Rapids stopping short of decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms, plants

      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

      Michigan - Lawmaker Introduces Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill

      Overview: Discusses Michigan State Senate Bill 0631 (2021) to decriminalize psychedelics.


      September 3, 2021

      Vermont - Psychedelic drugs in Vermont: A grassroots push for legalization picks up on lawmakers' effort

      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

      Indiana - Reverie Psychedelics and Indiana Health Group Partner to Develop World-Class Psychedelic Research Center

      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 

      Alabama - UAB researcher receives federal grant for psychedelic study

      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

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

      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

      Texas - The Latest State to Legalize Psychedelic Medical Research

      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

      Colorado - Denver voters narrowly pass ‘magic mushroom’ measure

      Overview: Ballot passes to deprioritize in Denver


      May 5, 2020

      New York - May Be the Next State to Decriminalize Psilocybin Shrooms

      Overview: Bill introduced that would remove psilocybin from the state’s list of controlled substances.


      April 29, 2021

      Maine - Proposal Would Legalize Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy For Adults, No Medical Diagnosis Needed

      Overview: Bill LD1582 introduced in Maine to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use.


      April 8, 2021

      Maine - Lawmakers File Bill To Decriminalize Possession Of All Drugs

      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

      DC - D.C. Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative Officially Takes Effect

      Overview: Possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi will be among the District’s lowest law enforcement priorities. 


      March 8, 2021

      Iowa - a peculiar coalition to legalize psychedelic drugs

      Overview: About Iowa’s push to decriminalize psilocybin


      February 24, 2021

      Hawaii - Push to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ dies

      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

      Iowa - GOP Lawmaker Makes Another Push To Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

      Overview: Iowa lawmaker filed a bill to remove psilocybin from the list of controlled substance


      February 5, 2021

      New Jersey - Governor Signs Psilocybin Bill To Immediately Reduce Penalties For Possession

      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

      Florida - Lawmaker Introducing Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization

      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

      Michigan - Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, Policy 2021-06: Policy Regarding Entheogenic Plants

      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

      Oregon - Becomes first state to legalize magic mushrooms as more states ease drug laws in ‘psychedelic renaissance’

      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

      Hawaii - Lawmakers Introduce Plan To Study Psychedelic Mushrooms With Goal Of Legalizing Access

      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

      Chicago - Council Member Calls for Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

      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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