June 4th showed a strange new development when it comes to Colorado and their relationship with psychedelic mushrooms. You see, they actually decriminalized psilocybin on that day and now things will never be the same.
Psilocybin is the fancy name for psychedelic mushrooms, and it seems like Colorado wants to lessen the type of punishment received for people doing a low-key drug like that. We have to admit, it is entirely different from something like heroin or cocaine.
Now that Colorado has taken the first step, we can expect a few other states to follow suit, which has happened quite a few times in regards to many laws. This includes when Colorado decriminalized Marijuana
Oregon and California, not surprisingly, are seeking to follow suit as well. They often try to be just as up to date and liberal with their laws as Colorado and often succeed as well. Recently there has been legislation meant to allow researchers to study the therapeutic and medical benefits of psilocybin more easily along with other psychedelic drugs.
Psilocybin is considered a Schedule 1 drug. Included on that list is also LSD, ecstasy, and even heroin which is definitely surprising.
There’s A Difference
Some people don’t realize that there is a difference between legalization and decriminalization. Legalizing the drug isn’t the same as lessening the offense of it. It just means that there will no longer be criminal offenses for using or picking psychedelic mushrooms. But yYou still can be caught for selling them or distributing them.
Using psychoactive substances isn’t as common as other drugs, but they also aren’t as dangerous or addictive either. This opens up the chance to research these types of drugs more and see what benefits they may have on all sorts of problems.
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that psilocybin may become the first in the list of the legal psychoactive substances. It also can help treat mental illness. More research needs to be done, of course, to see long term effects, but the opportunities are endless.
Using magic mushrooms in Southern California is not entirely abnormal, especially where there are all sorts of music festivals and other fun events where people want to experience it on a deeper level.
Many people claim to have had life-changing experiences from using psychedelics or psychoactive mushrooms. They really can alter their sensations and experiences, especially in the right settings.
Plenty of people do worry that the decriminalization of psilocybin won’t only benefit researchers but actually cause people to try them more often. They will feel like it’s not so harmful or dangerous since it’s not criminalized and that’s worrisome.
It is debatable about whether or not that is a real concern because they aren’t addictive the way other drugs are. Anyone can be at risk of developing a mental dependence on a substance, but psychoactive drugs don’t provide the same type of physical addiction.
Psilocybin is still a drug, and always some people will experiment with regardless of laws. They are a substance that really should be further explored because they have a chance of helping with mental health and more. Surprisingly, more research hasn’t already been done, but maybe people couldn’t see beyond the initial response to it.
Either way, we aren’t really sure how the USA overall will be reacting to the decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms, but it does seem to be leading on a trend toward the positive. It just depends on what further research says and then we will move forward from there.