By Bonnie Kruse for The Liberty Block
Proposed legislation in New Hampshire would decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. The bipartisan bill had its first hearing in the Criminal Justice Committee on January 11th, but HB1349 had another hearing date scheduled. That means you have another chance to go and show your support for the bill on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in the Legislative Office Building in Concord at 9 am. Alternatively, if you can’t make it, you can email the committee and tell them to support this common-sense legislation.
The bill is very interesting because it is modeled word for word after the bill that decriminalized cannabis in New Hampshire. What argument could a member of this committee have against this bill? Psilocybin mushrooms are even safer for people and society than cannabis, according to Dr. David Nutt, former chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in the UK.
I spoke at the hearing on January 11th, along with four others. The only person who spoke against this bill was a police lieutenant. How typical. The only person who didn’t want to see Granite Staters gain more freedom was a person who personally benefits from the war on drugs.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court already decided that psilocybin use was constitutionally protected if you’re using it for religious practice or to worship god. My spiritual beliefs include worshiping the god in myself by allowing myself the ability to ascend beyond what and who I am now. Psilocybin is a great tool to do that and more people experiencing this medicine would help heal our community, which is in part damaged by the war on drugs.
UPDATE: This bill has been tabled (killed) by a vote of 210-132