The California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative 2020
An Open-Source Initiative
Decriminalize California, in partnership with the Beckley Foundation, is a grassroots organization currently working to pass an open-source citizens’ initiative which would decriminalize psilocybin for personal, medical, therapeutic, spiritual, and religious use.
For the initiative to qualify for the ballot, Decriminalize California will need to gather 625,000+ valid signatures from registered voters in California; the initiative will then be put to voters for approval at the November 2020 election.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has designated psilocybin “Breakthrough Therapy” status. Such status is only granted when preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapies.
Results from studies conducted at highly-respected institutions such as Johns Hopkins, New York University, UCLA, and Imperial College London indicate that psilocybin or psilocybin therapy could be used to treat depression, addiction, and end-of-life anxiety.