According to recent studies, psilocybin contained by psychedelic mushrooms could actually be effective in treating certain mental conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and the so-called “end-of-life anxiety”. Due to these facts, activists are struggling to make magic mushrooms legal in as many states as possible. They hope to decriminalize the use of these mushrooms, following the example of Oregon, where the use of psilocybin-based mushrooms is currently legal. The distribution of psychedelic mushroom spores is legal for microscopic research and identification purposes.
For instance, SB-519 would allow the cultivation and distribution of magic mushrooms, but without permitting to gain financial profits out of it. We should note here the fact that many drug-policy reforms have been adopted as the law not through the lawmaking process, but rather through ballot initiative efforts.
Another bill was filed in Connecticut, to study the medical benefits of the psilocybin substance contained by magic mushrooms. In Florida, some yet another bill was filed, promoting the positive effects on mental health conditions, which included anxiety disorders and depression. In case these bills get approved, then people over 21 should have access to psilocybin at certain licensed facilities. There should also be an advisory board, which would make official recommendations for the use of these mushrooms in treating certain illnesses.