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'Magic mushrooms' legalization effort clears first hurdle in California

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After the legalization of marijuana in California, "magic mushrooms" are moving toward the same status. (Shutterstock)

After the legalization of marijuana in California, "magic mushrooms" are moving toward the same status.

A ballot initiative aimed at de-criminalizing mushrooms containing the hallucinogen psylocybin has cleared its first hurdle.

The petition is currently garnering signatures. It needs 365,000 to be placed on a future ballot.

If the measure were put on the ballot and eventually passed, California would become the first state in the nation to legalize such hallucinogens.

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