We're at a unique and pivotal time in our nation's history. An estimated 1 in 6 Americans are taking psychiatric medication, and there is a rampant epidemic of prescription drug abuse across the country. The need for powerful, medically-effective alternatives in addition to traditional pharmaceutical interventions is clear to all.
The citizen-led grassroots movement to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms represents a new front in the psychedelic renaissance. Ordinary people are making a bold statement by taking power into their own hands to remove the unfounded restrictions on psychedelics. The bottom line is that no one should face severe criminal penalties for possessing, using, or cultivating a naturally-occurring substance.