Several states have legalized marijuana usage recently. Now, one has put up a ballot initiative that would legalize psychedelic mushrooms if approved by its voters. Care to guess which state? You’re correct! It’s California.
Granted, the initiative, to be voted on in 2018, is not currently expected to pass. On the other hand, this is California we’re talking about, so anything is possible, including the legalization of hard-core, mind-altering, psychedelic drugs. And, really, given the recent behavior of the state’s politicians, and many of the denizens of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, even if the bill were to be enacted, most of us probably would never detect any change in its citizens’ demeanor.
The measure is backed by Kevin Saunders, an activist who claims he kicked his heroin habit with the help of a mushroom trip in Death Valley, and would exempt Californians over the age of 21 from an existing state law that criminalizes mushrooms containing psilocybin, the compound that gives mushrooms psychedelic properties. (I myself was able to kick my crack-cocaine habit with the help of an LSD trip, so it’s all good).
Saunders says: “There is a cultural fascination with mushrooms that goes really deep. The soccer moms are all pretty much, for lack of a better term, high now, and some of them are taking mushrooms.” That’s a sobering thought, but, really, how else are they to get through watching a soccer game?
If the measure were to pass, California would become the first state in the nation to legalize a psychedelic drug. Maybe, if enough voters are high on the “magic mushrooms,” as they are called by many, at the time they cast their votes, the long-shot bill will be approved, and those in the Golden State will henceforth be able to legally live in an Altered State.
But, more exciting yet, it surely will be only a matter of time before some states start legalizing LSD, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, solvents, gases, nitrates, opium, mescaline, ketamine, angel dust- and other hallucinogens- potentially letting us all take major trips without leaving our recliners or sofas!
Dude, trust me…like, what could go wrong?!