California To Vote On Magic Mushroom Legalization


Californians may soon be tripping balls legally. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Californians might vote on whether to decriminalize use of hallucinogenic mushrooms as early as 2018, under a newly proposed ballot measure.

The measure — which was filed on Friday (Aug. 25) with the state Attorney General’s office — would exempt people ages 21 and over from criminal penalties for using, possessing, selling, transporting or cultivating psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound found in certain mushroom species.

The measure is not currently on the ballot — supporters need to get at least 365,880 signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, according to the Sacramento Bee, a newspaper in Northern California.”*

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  1. I remember magic mushrooms during the 1960s. They were called masculine. What about the hallucinogenic cactus, the peyote cactus? I have never tried them. Both were very popular during the 1960s hippie era.

  2. I agree drugs are a health and social issue not a legal issue. you want to dry up the cartels and take drug users out of the shadows where illegal money and gangs thrive? or not. people will still use and die from their own choices, but that is just it their own choices.

  3. Cenk is so wrong, weed use goes up when you legalize in colorado, netherlands, bc etc. Sure some is from drug tourism, but its significant enough that there is a component that is organic.

  4. This is a good idea.
    Or you can just move up the coast and pick them all by yourself.
    This of course is illegal and not recommended.
    So under no circumstances should you tell anyone if you do it.


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