Psychedelics – assisted psychotherapy in Idaho
As other states warm up to legalizing marijuana or magic mushrooms, Idaho legislators are seeking another way to lock in the state’s anti-drug laws. State senators on Wednesday in a 24-11 vote approved a resolution that would make it more difficult to legalize pot or other psychoactive drugs in the future, by putting it in the state’s constitution. The amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 101, would make currently illicit drugs, including marijuana, illegal not just in the Idaho code but in the constitution. If the House approves it with a two-thirds vote, the amendment would be put to a vote on Idaho’s 2022 general election ballot.
The new provision of the constitution will prohibit “the manufacturing, manufacture, transportation, selling, delivery, dispensing, distribution, possession, or usage of a psychoactive drug” unless it is authorized by the FDA and lawfully prescribed.
Idaho is one of the roughest U.S. states when it comes to the legality of magic mushroom spores. Mushroom spores are available for purchase online, and they contain no psilocybin until they fruit into fully grown mushrooms. Despite this, Idaho classifies spores “capable of producing mushrooms that contain psilocybin” as Schedule I substances on their own.