Florida Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms by 2022

Although Florida has a history of being slow on the draw when it comes to legalizing drug use (see: the failed effort to legalize recreational marijuana), a Florida lawmaker is hoping the state will take the leap into psychedelics and legalize medical mushrooms as early as 2022.

A recent bill introduced by Florida House Rep. Michael Grieco aims to legalize the use of psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance found in certain types of so-called magic mushrooms, to treat mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

The Florida Psilocybin Mental Health Care Act would create state-sponsored clinics where patients suffering from mental-health disorders could be administered microdoses of psilocybin by a licensed medical professional. The patient would go through the experience, or “trip,” with the professional present and then be offered a post-trip counseling session.

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