Johns Hopkins Researchers Say Magic Mushrooms Should Be Decriminalized

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Say Magic Mushrooms Should Be Decriminalized

(ANTIMEDIA) — Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recommended this week that psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, be removed from the federal government’s list of Schedule 1 drugs, which are allegedly the most dangerous.

According to an analysis published by researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, “psilocybin can provide therapeutic benefits that may support the development of an approvable New Drug Application.” Mounting evidence suggests mushrooms can help treat depression. Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of research into the potential therapeutic effects of psychedelic mushrooms, and the researchers believe its low potential for abuse could warrant a rescheduling.

According to their report in the Journal of Neuropharmacology,

“There is no clear evidence of physical dependence and withdrawal in preclinical or clinical studies, or among those who chronically used illicit products.”

via Johns Hopkins Researchers Say Magic Mushrooms Should Be Decriminalized

Meanwhile, magic mushrooms and marijuana kill no one from overdosing, yet they are so illegal, you can get 20 years in prison for a single joint or magic mushroom.