The bill lawmakers in the Land of Lincoln are discussing is similar to the one passed a couple of years ago out in Oregon. What exactly are lawmakers trying to legalize, and why are they doing it? Here are the details you need to know...

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According to an article from News Channel 20, lawmakers in Illinois will debate a bill that would legalize psilocybin, which is the active drug in mushrooms. The bill would not make it so anyone could just start taking mushrooms to get high wherever whenever, like the legalization of cannabis, this bill would have very specific ways in which adults could use psilocybin as a treatment.

In the article, they say...

"A State Senator filed legislation in Illinois that would legalize psilocybin for adult-supervised use in a licensed service center. The legislation, known as the CURE ACT (Compassionate Use and Research of Entheogens Act), aims to tackle treatment-resistant conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions."

The article goes on to mention how this bill would in no way allow for the possession or sale of psilocybin for any sort of personal use. To read more on this proposed bill, click here!

Is this a good idea?

If you listen to big influencers like Joe Rogan then you know there are a lot of people who are huge proponents of the benefits of these "magic mushrooms" Joe Rogan himself is one. The movement is growing, and if the state can mandate the use of these drugs to help people who are suffering I don't see any issue with that. But I do know that people will argue that is a slippery slope to legalizing them for recreational use, just like what happened with cannabis. Will this bill pass? I don't know, but I will say, I will be shocked if this isn't legal in Illinois in the next decade.

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