• Psychedelics - assisted therapy in

    Florida

    Despite the huge therapeutic potential, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is not part of standard medical care yet. Self-medicating with psychedelics can produce undesired results, but despite that, more and more people feel disappointed with the efficacy of the current treatments and they turn to risky, but potentially more beneficial psychedelic-assisted therapy. The goal of this guide is harm reduction for people, who decided to self-medicate, we don’t encourage possession or consumption of illicit substances even for therapeutic endeavours.

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Psychedelics – assisted psychotherapy in Florida

Legal status of psychedelics in Florida

Florida’s state classifies psilocybin and any material containing it as a schedule 1 drug.  Depending on the severity of your Florida drug possession or drug trafficking crime, you could face anything from a year in jail and a $1,000 fine to 15 or even 30 years in state prison and a $750,000 fine.

First-degree felony charges occur when someone possesses the following: 1 gram of LSD or more, 10 grams of MDMA or more.

first-degree felonies see up to 30 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, depending on the drugs involved. Penalties may be higher for charges of “possession with intent to sell distribute” – if the prosecution can find sufficient evidence that you planned to sell the drugs to others.

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In the state of Florida, you can purchase, possess, and distribute Psilocybe spores. The explanation for this is that the psychoactive agent is only found in mature mushrooms, not in the spores. However, there is still a grey area here, since growing mushrooms to maturity may be considered producing a controlled drug, which is a serious crime.

Fiske Case

Richard Fiske was charged with a third-degree felony after being found coming out of a Florida field with freshly harvested wild psilocybin mushrooms in 1978. Fiske filed an appeal, claiming he was unaware the mushrooms contained psilocybin, and the case was taken to the State Supreme Court.

Fiske won in the end, with the higher court ruling that the act was unconstitutional “as applied” in this case. In other words, wild-picked mushrooms couldn’t be called “containers of psilocybin” because the average person couldn’t tell whether a wild mushroom was “magic.”

The decision does not automatically make wild psilocybin mushrooms legal in the state. The precedent clearly means that picking psilocybin-containing wild mushrooms isn’t always illegal in Florida. That’s a crucial difference to make.

While Florida has a history of being reluctant to legalize drug use (the state unsuccessfully attempted to legalize recreational marijuana), a Florida legislator is hoping that the state can jump into psychedelics and legalize medicinal mushrooms as early as 2022. Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug present in some varieties of so-called magic mushrooms, is being used to treat mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to a bill introduced by Florida House Rep. Michael Grieco.