As new studies appear supporting the use of psilocybin and magic mushrooms for medical purposes, the push for the decriminalization of psilocybe cubensis mushrooms continues. On November 11th, Colorado passed a bill to effectively legalize the private use, sharing, and growing of magic mushrooms.
Magic Mushroom Use Legalized in Colorado
The new bill legalizes the use of psilocybin and psilocin – two psychedelic compounds that are found in magic mushrooms. As a result, not only is the use of magic mushrooms legal in Colorado under the supervision of certain, licensed facilitators but the two substances themselves can be also used individually under certain limitations by adults over the age of 21.
The legalization of magic mushrooms in Colorado is not without limits. Several rules and regulations remain in place to prevent retailers from selling these compounds. Premium psilocybin spores can be purchased for continued research from Mush Love Genetics. The use of magic mushrooms in public places, especially in schools, remains strictly prohibited. The use of psilocybin-based products is also prohibited while operating vehicles or machinery.
A Promising Step
While psilocybin is still illegal at the federal level, many voices stand against the decriminalization of magic mushrooms. More than a million local voters have said “yes” to the legalization of the substance in the state of Colorado. A growing body of research indicates that psilocybin brings extensive health benefits, particularly regarding combating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It is, perhaps, this research that has so many Colorado locals voting in favor of the substance.
Oregon, Colorado, and California are the only states that have either legalized magic mushrooms or are in the process of doing so. Across the United States, bills are being introduced in support of the legalization of magic mushrooms, and some states already permit the study and research of psilocybin for medical purposes.