Like pot, magic mushrooms have been shown to have a number of incredible medical uses.
From treating MS to depression and physical pain, more people are beginning to see that leaving out ‘shrooms in the battle for legalization is leaving the job half done.
Now psychedelics are being talked about as the next frontier of legalization and advocates are succeeding.
Psilocybin, the hallucinogen in mushrooms, has already been decriminalized to varying degrees in a number of countries.
Some U.S. states also allow the sale of mushroom spores. And in New Mexico, where Indigenous groups consider them a sacrament, it’s legal to grow mushrooms.
The 920 Coalition, a worldwide network dedicated to the legalization of the fungi, held an online summit over the weekend. The event coincided with Global Magic Mushroom Day on September 20. The goal of the group: to send the message of mush love – and “that psilocybe mushrooms are safe to integrate into the wider society.”