Activists to Start Gathering Signatures for Shroom Legalization Measure

The California Attorney General’s Office has issued an official title and summary for an initiative that would legalize psilocybin mushrooms statewide.

Decriminalize California, the group behind the California Psilocybin Initiative, now has a green light to begin collecting signatures for a ballot measure in 2022. It must collect 623,212 valid signatures from registered voters within 180 days.

The measure would allow use of hallucinogenic mushrooms by persons aged 21 or over for personal, medical, therapeutic, religious, spiritual, and dietary use. It would also allow cultivation, retail sales, social sharing and on-site consumption, according to Marijuana Moment.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has been pushing to decriminalize mushrooms and other hallucinogenic substances in the Legislature. That effort was placed on hold this summer.