Iowa Lawmakers Hold Historic Hearing On Psilocybin Decriminalization, But Don’t 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 (*) Moment in a first-of-its kind hearing. “While the safety that is public selected never to advance the bill, it is clear Iowans aren’t awaiting authorization as they are using the lead by themselves genuine health insurance and recovery since it pertains to these obviously occurring tools.”
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