Oregon on Tuesday became the first state to legalize magic mushroom therapy — and to decriminalize small amounts of all street drugs.
The mushroom bill, measure 109, allows trained “facilitators” to give patients psilocybin — the psychedelic compound in mushrooms — as a mental health treatment, and guide them through trips at licensed centers.
Regulatory details, including how to qualify as a therapist, will be hammered out over the next two years, according to the bill — which was passing with more than 56 percent support Tuesday night, according to OregonLive.com
The state also made history with the approval of a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of drugs including heroin, cocaine, Oxycodone and methamphetamine, according to the paper.
The bill, Measure 110, reclassifies drug possession as a civil violation — similar to a traffic offense — with a $100 fine. It funds addiction treatment and other drug-related “harm reduction.”