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2020-07-12T22:30:01+00:00

United States: Oregon includes vote for therapeutic psilocybin legalization on ballot

United States: Oregon includes vote for therapeutic psilocybin legalization on ballot
Fruit bodies of the hallucinogenic mushroom Psilocybe semilanceata Credit: Arp (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

The Initiative PDX-01 has managed approval for inclusion on the ballot of the presidential elections of the United States in November. Voters in Oregon will decide if psilocybin will be allowed for therapeutic use. The measure calls for a transition period of two years in which therapists will be licensed to be approved to treat patients with the psychedelic substance that is found in psychedelic mushrooms.

The chief petitioner of the campaign Sheri Eckerd has stated that "This careful, regulated approach can make a real difference in peoples’ lives and we’re looking forward to bringing this program to the state" advocating for approval by the voters. Oregon would be the first state to legalize the limited use of the substance.

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