Iowa Lawmakers Hold Historic Hearing On Psilocybin Decriminalization, But Do Not Advance Bill

An Iowa House panel on Wednesday took up a bill to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in the state.
While the three-member House Public Safety subcommittee opted not to advance the legislation, the meeting represented the first time state lawmakers have formally discussed a proposal to decriminalize a psychedelic substance in a legislative hearing, and it involved impassioned testimony from experts and people who’ve personally benefitted from psilocybin.

“I’m very pleased with the testimony shared with lawmakers today,” Rep. Jeff Shipley (R), sponsor of the bill, told Marijuana Moment in a first-of-its kind hearing. “While the safety that is public picked to not advance the bill, it is clear Iowans aren’t awaiting authorization and tend to be using the lead by themselves genuine health insurance and recovery because it pertains to these obviously occurring tools.”
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