Psychedelics Advocates Fight to Keep Ballot Initiatives Alive During Pandemic

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Activists were hoping that 2020 would be another banner year for cannabis and psychedelics reform efforts, but the coronavirus pandemic is posing a major threat to these goals.

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Two major psychedelics reform advocacy groups in Oregon and California are struggling to keep their ballot initiatives alive amidst coronavirus quarantine.

In Oregon, activists have been collecting signatures for the Psilocybin Services Initiative (IP34), a ballot measure to fully legalize psilocybin for psychedelic-assisted therapy. If passed, this initiative would allow licensed businesses to produce psilocybin mushrooms, which could be legally used by adults under medical supervision.

Activists managed to collect nearly 128,000...

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