The California Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative (#17-0024) may appear on the ballot in California as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018.
The measure would decriminalize the use, possession, cultivation, sale, and transportation of psilocybin for persons 21 years of age or older.[1]
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), psilocybin is a “chemical obtained from certain types of fresh or dried mushrooms.” The mushrooms containing psilocybin are also known as magic mushrooms, hallucinogenic mushrooms, or shrooms. As of 2017, psilocybin is considered a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act and the state Controlled Substances Act.[2] [3]
The full text of the measure is available here.
In California, the number of signatures needed to qualify a measure for the ballot is based on the total number of votes cast for the office of governor. For an initiated state statute, petitioners must collect signatures equal to 5 percent of the most recent …