States with Pending Psilocybin Legislation

Psilocybin, also known as “magic mushrooms,” is a psychedelic compound found in certain types of mushrooms. Some states in the US are currently considering or have already passed legislation that would decriminalize or legalize the use of psilocybin for medical or therapeutic purposes. Here’s a brief overview of each state that has pending psilocybin legislation:

  1. California: In February 2021, California Senator Scott Wiener introduced a bill (SB 519) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of certain psychedelic substances, including psilocybin. The bill is currently in the California Senate Committee on Public Safety.
  2. Connecticut: In March 2021, Connecticut lawmakers introduced a bill (HB 6377) that would create a task force to study the benefits and risks of psilocybin therapy. The bill is currently in the Joint Committee on Public Health.
  3. Florida: In February 2021, Florida Representative Michael Grieco introduced a bill (HB 549) that would legalize the use of psilocybin for certain medical purposes, such as treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. The bill is currently in the Florida House of Representatives.
  4. Hawaii: In January 2021, Hawaii Senator Stanley Chang introduced a bill (SB 738) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary.
  5. Iowa: In February 2021, Iowa Senator Joe Bolkcom introduced a bill (SB 2023) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of certain psychedelic substances, including psilocybin. The bill is currently in the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee.
  6. Maine: In February 2021, Maine Representative Anne Perry introduced a bill (LD 1084) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin. The bill is currently in the Maine Legislature’s Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
  7. Massachusetts: In January 2021, Massachusetts Senator Julian Cyr introduced a bill (SD 2225) that would create a commission to study the therapeutic use of psilocybin. The bill is currently in the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
  8. Minnesota: In February 2021, Minnesota Representative Mike Freiberg introduced a bill (HF 1065) that would decriminalize the possession and use of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Minnesota House Health Finance and Policy Committee.
  9. Missouri: In January 2021, Missouri Representative Michael Davis introduced a bill (HB 546) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Missouri House Rules – Legislative Oversight Committee.
  10. New York: In January 2021, New York Senator Liz Krueger introduced a bill (S 1183) that would create a task force to study the therapeutic use of psilocybin. The bill is currently in the New York State Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
  11. North Dakota: In February 2021, North Dakota Representative Marvin Nelson introduced a bill (HB 1420) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the North Dakota House Judiciary Committee.
  12. Texas: In February 2021, Texas Representative Alex Dominguez introduced a bill (HB 1802) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for certain medical or therapeutic purposes. The bill is currently in the Texas House Public Health Committee.
  13. Vermont: In January 2021, Vermont Senator Randy Brock introduced a bill (S 25) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary.
  14. Virginia: In January 2021, Virginia Senator Jeremy McPike introduced a bill (SB 1265) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee.
  15. Washington: In January 2021, Washington Senator Jamie Pedersen introduced a bill (SB 5164) that would decriminalize the possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin for adults over the age of 21. The bill is currently in the Washington State Senate Committee on Health and Long-Term Care.

It’s worth noting that not all of these bills will become law, as some may be amended or fail to pass. Additionally, some states may introduce new psilocybin legislation in the future. It’s important to check for the most current information regarding psilocybin legislation in each state.