Contrary to popular belief, Oregon was actually the first US state to decriminalize marijuana. The jurisdiction decriminalized simple possession of marijuana way back in 1973! The progressive state is now trying to continue its legacy of sensible drug reform. A current initiative might appear on the Oregon state ballot in November of this year. The initiative would set up a framework for medical use of psilocybin, or magic mushrooms.
This initiative is the most progressive and revolutionary to hit ballots in 2020, but two other votes might also happen this election year. Oregon would be the first state to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin if the state’s citizens passed this initiative. The other two initiatives will simply decriminalize the drug; one would target a number of drugs, and the other would decriminalize psilocybin along with four other naturally-occurring psychedelic drugs.
Oregon Spore Legality
Psilocybin spores are legal in the state of Oregon. Most states are this way, as magic mushroom spores do not yet contain the psilocybin that makes the full fruited mushrooms illegal. You can order magic mushroom spores online and have them shipped to a home or PO box in Oregon without any issue. If you choose to grow the spores into psilocybin mushrooms, however, you might be in violation of serious drug laws.
Specific Oregon Psilocybin Laws
Psilocybin is currently illegal and considered a Schedule I substance in the state of Oregon. The state has a number of laws regulating the different types of possession, so it’s tough to say what the specific penalties associated with psilocybin might be. But generally, possessing psilocybin in Oregon is currently a serious crime that can carry significant criminal penalties.
In terms of upcoming initiatives, “Initiative PDX-01” aims to decriminalize psilocybin, along with four other “psychedelic plant medicines.” The second ballot initiative is called “Initiative Petition 44.” This initiative will reclassify psilocybin and other drugs as misdemeanor possession charges that only come with a fine.
Obviously, it’ll all come down to how citizens vote this November. But as of right now, the future looks relatively bright for Oregon. The state was the first on the scene for the decriminalization of marijuana decades ago, and it looks like they are once again looking to make a name for themselves as a progressive state.
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