Growing support for legalizing "magic mushrooms" in Washington state


The effort to legalize magic mushrooms as a treatment option for the mental health care crisis is growing in Washington. Oregon voters legalized psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, for use in medical settings, but a similar effort failed in the Washington state legislature recently. As advocates prepare to put the issue before voters this fall, we examine the push to legalize this psychedelic drug for its therapeutic benefits.

Leo Russell, Sponsor, I-1886 (Legalize Psilocybin Therapy)
Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, Co-Founder, AIMS Institute
Patrick Seifert, Founder & President, Twenty22Many
Peggy Button, Owner, Peggy Buttons Apothecary
Duncan Rolfson, Customer
Darren McCrea, Patient
Dr. Nathan Sackett, Psychiatrist
Maria Hines, Chef & Former Owner, Tilth
Mike Rantel, Seller

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