Boston, MA - Legalization of magic mushrooms has been suggested in Denver, and marijuana advocates in Massachusetts are just not sure if this state is ready for what some call the next step in that progression.
A marijuana advocate, and spokesperson for the cannabis company known as Omnicann, came forward on the matter earlier this morning, stating that Massachusetts is not ready to legalize magic mushrooms; the state is still overcoming issues pertaining to the recent legalization of marijuana. And, to add, it’s going to take quite some time to get everyone living in Massachusetts on the marijuana train, meaning that bringing up the magic mushrooms case may not be such a good idea just yet.
Borghesani, spokesman for Omnicann, also told the Boston Herald that he’s unsure if Massachusetts even has an interest in psychedelic mushrooms; in other words, are they even used as much as they’re presumed to be?
Denver, on the other hand, reported yesterday that they’re aiming to be the first United States city to decriminalize magic mushrooms. Ballot petitions were to be turned in last night. The result was that enough signatures were collected to move the proposal forward.
Those that are supporting this measure have their reasons. Such reasons consist of the studies proving that psychedelic mushrooms are safe and can reduce stress and opioid use. Oregon has even started to consider drawing up a proposal for next year, 2020.
When Governor Charlie Baker and his team were asked about the matter, they simply stated that their main focus is to implement the current marijuana laws safely and effectively, their focus will not be shifted just yet. No specific voices were used in any statements about the matter.
Massachusetts may not be tackling the psychedelic mushroom idea any time soon, or so it seems. If the proposal in Denver takes off, and then Oregon’s petitions are approved, the United States may have another decriminalization of a drug coming its way sooner rather than later. We’ll see how the next few years pan out and we’ll see how the marijuana dilemma turns out nationally.