Psilocybin Mushrooms

New Jersey Psilocybin Bill Approved By State Legislature, Sent To Governor

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

The New Jersey State legislature moved a step closer to downgrading the penalty for possessing psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, after the state Assembly and Senate voted in favour of the bill on December 17.

New Jersey lawmakers approved both the marijuana and psilocybin bills which were presented separately in both legislative chambers. The bills will be presented to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy (D) for his signatures.

The psilocybin bill passed in the Assembly with 51-22 votes while six abstained, and in Senate by 22-15 votes with three abstentions.

The bill, introduced by Assemblyman James J. Kennedy, reclassifies possession of psilocybin as a disorderly persons offence. This would allow adults age 21 and over in the State of New Jersey to possess up to an ounce of magic mushrooms, or psilocybin while downgrading charges for possession from a felony conviction of three to five years to a maximum of six months.

Possession of any amount of psilocybin, a Schedule I substance, is a third-degree felony under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Assemblyman Kennedy shared with Truffle in an interview earlier that a separate bill to downgrade charges on psilocybin was needed because the punishment does not fit the crime in the existing law, and the attempt to introduce both legislative acts simultaneously caused confusion among state lawmakers and the public. 

See Also
California Psilocybin Initiative stock imagea

The clause to reclassify psilocybin was added to the earlier marijuana bill in a surprise move in November. The initiative to legalize marijuana in New Jersey has been in progress since 2014. While the last-minute addition to the marijuana bill was approved in the Senate, it was stalled in the Assembly. 

On December 1, Assemblyman Kennedy introduced the current legislation, separating the downgrading of the penalty for possession of magic mushrooms from the two bills concerning marijuana. All are set to define different legal aspects of psilocybin and marijuana in the state.

In our latest discussion with @paytonnyquvest of @NuminusWellness $NUMI $LKYSF, the CEO filled us in on news of the company’s upgraded facility, as well as its recent coverage with Eight Capital. @amanda_siebert

And the beat goes on. We at @fieldtriphealth are looking forward to meeting you, Seattle, Fredericton and Vancouver!

“Field Trip Health Ltd. Continues Expansion”

Truffle Report is proud to announce that we'll be acting as a media partner for this year's @liftandco Expo. We'll see you all in person at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 18-21.

Get your tickets now:

#cannabis #psychedelics #expo

Working with fellow activists and Oakland Councilmember @NoelGallo5, @DecrimNature is launching the Go Local initiative to create a sustainable, local economic model for the cultivation of #psychedelic plants and fungi.

Full story here:

I was featured in this NBC News video along with others including an incredible participant in one of my studies. "People can actually get to the roots of their psychological disorders & resolve them." #psychedelics #psilocybin

Load More...

Related Articles

Scroll To Top