New Jersey Downgrades Penalties For Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

New Jersey Downgrades Penalties For Hallucinogenic Mushrooms


A New Jersey bill to decriminalize marijuana was amended Thursday to lessen the penalties for hallucinogenic mushrooms, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

A bill to decriminalize marijuana was passed unanimously in a New Jersey Senate Committee Thursday, along with an amendment added by an unnamed senator that lowered the penalties for possessing psilocybin, or “magic mushrooms,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. (RELATED: New York Times Retracts Report That New Jersey Democrat Won House Race After Republican Gains 20,000 Votes)

New Jersey tweaks marijuana bill to relax penalty for magic mushrooms https://t.co/EL5uQsWjfZ pic.twitter.com/uqxAxnHpsC

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The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed the bill without any discussion or debate, according to the report. Under the new law, there are no criminal penalties for possession of up to 6 ounces of marijuana, and the amendment downgrades possession of up to an ounce of psilocybin from a third-degree felony to a disorderly persons offense. New Jersey voters initially voted in favor of legalizing marijuana November 3.

Democratic State Senator Nicholas Scutari told the Inquirer that he is “100% in favor” of the mushroom amendment.

“I think most drugs should be decriminalized or at

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