Psilocybin Legalization Ballot Initiative Falls Short of Signature Requirement

A push to get psilocybin legalization on the state’s November ballot has fallen short of the required signatures. Decriminalize California announced that they had fallen short last Wednesday.

“We were doing great there collecting and then in mid-December just about everyone of our core volunteers got COVID and most of the events we were scheduled at either closed, postponed or had an extremely weak turnout,” said campaign manager Ryan Munevar.

The campaign isn’t giving up. It will host a strategy session to discuss next steps on June 2.

Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who previously authored legislation to legalize a number of psychedelics, is also undeterred. He told Marijuana Moment in January there’s a “50/50” chance that his bill will get to the governor’s desk this session.

Munevar worries that “confusion” between his effort and efforts in the Legislature could further complicate the process.

Read more at Marijuana Moment.