What a Trip! Multiple Locations Legalize Psychedelic Mushroom and Hard Drugs Like Heroin
You can mark my words, Oregon is quickly going to become one of the worst places to live in the country, even though a large portion of it already is.
I don’t think anyone reading this has already forgotten about the carnage we saw just a few short months ago as Portland was all but destroyed by looters and rioters day after day after day.
The mayor of Portland has been scared for his life and did nothing to stop the violence.
But beyond that, things are now going to be changing thanks to the election.
Oregon was crazy enough already, but now they’ve legalized psychedelic mushrooms in the state. The substance that causes the hallucinations, psilocybin, will be used for psychiatric purposes.
There has been a lot of controversy over the use of psilocybin and whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. But I’ll guarantee that it’ll be misused regardless.
Oregon will become the first state in the country to legalize psilocybin Tuesday with the passage of Measure 109.
Measure 109 was passing by 56.12% Tuesday at 8:50 p.m. with 1,832,513 votes counted.
Multiple cities have decriminalized the substance, but Oregon will become the first to permit supervised use statewide if that majority holds.
The measure, backed by chief petitioners wife-and-husband Sheri and Thomas Eckert of Beaverton, will allow regulated use of psychedelic mushrooms in a therapeutic setting.
The Eckerts, both psychotherapists, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that psilocybin could help people struggling with issues from depression to anxiety to addiction.
“We need options. And this is a valid therapeutic option that could help thousands of people,” Tom Eckert told The Oregonian/OregonLive in September.
The new law will allow anyone age 21 or older who passes a screening to access the services for “personal development.”
On top of that, if you’re caught with a small amount of heroin, cocaine, meth, LSD, or oxycodone, all they’re going to do now is maybe give you a ticket and a small fine of $100. But you may not even have to pay that if you opt to be screened for a substance abuse disorder.
I’d be interested to see how this plays out.