164,782 Oregonian’s Say Yes to Psilocybin Therapy!

Veronica Castillo
7 min readJul 13, 2020

Psilocybin is Headed to the Oregon Ballot

Many are aware, and many aren’t. Briefly, let me explain the question that some may have: “what is psilocybin”? Psilocybin, is known to many as shrooms and/or magic mushrooms, and they are chemical compounds obtained from certain types of dried or fresh hallucinogenic (psychedelic) mushrooms found in Mexico, South America, Southern, and Northwest regions of the United States.

Psilocybin is a psychedelic, well, by definition anyway. By definition, a psychedelic is a class of psychoactive substances that produce changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes. Psychedelic benefits/ medicinal benefits of psilocybin are found in many plants like Cannabis (THC), and occur naturally in trees, vines, seeds, fungi, and leaves.

Like Reefer Madness, and the Devil’s Lettuce ridiculousness pushed by the United States government, those that don’t support fungus/a vegetable/ a plant that grounds naturally from Earth, believe a lot of the lies that create the stigmas surrounding magic mushrooms. Along with Cannabis, psilocybin, has been listed as a Schedule I drug since the 70’s. Plants, on schedule 1, which means no medicinal value. Our government is something else.

The federal government doesn’t believe in the medicinal benefits of psilocybin. They believe that it has no medicinal properties and has high potential for abuse. Psilocybin is considered unsafe and bad for mental health, when in fact, psilocybin research is proving otherwise!

So much so that Initiative Petition 34 is on its way to the Oregon ballot this fall!

Initiative Petition 34/ IP 34 gives those suffering from depression, anxiety, and anyone that would benefit, a new treatment option by creating a licensed and supervised psilocybin-assisted therapy system. In order to have qualified for the ballot, the initiative needed 135,000 signatures; however, the total signature count was 164,782!

Oregon is on the way to being the first state in this oppressive country with…

Veronica Castillo

I love Cannabis. I am an advocate and supporter of full legalization. I educate and inform via writing. 2020- journey around country to cover all things canna!