Hallucinogenic mushroom vote could make magic ‘shrooms’ party option if ballot passes

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Hallucinogenic mushroom vote could make magic ‘shrooms’ party option if ballot passes

Californians could vote next year on whether to legalize hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The state just legalized recreational marijuana use last November.

Now a new ballot initiative would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, a term used to describe mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug.

California mayoral candidate, Kevin Saunders, is behind the effort.

“I think we’re seeing something that could literally heal our brothers and sisters," Saunders told the Los Angeles Times.

He also said mushrooms helped him stop using heroin 15 years ago, the Times reported.

"It’s a natural progression from marijuana legalization," he said. "I think that we are having an opportunity to lead the discussion."

Saunders needs to get almost 366,000 petition signatures to get the measure on the 2018 statewide ballot.

If voters pass the measure, the state would become the first in the nation to legalize psychedelic mushrooms.

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