(IOCI RADIO) – An Illinois lawmaker is pushing to legalize psychedelic mushrooms for therapeutic purposes.
The proposal would set up an advisory board and create a program where adults could use psilocybin to treat conditions like depression and anxiety.
Sponsored by Rep. La Shawn Ford of Chicago, he said it would have to be done under the supervision of a trained facilitator or therapy center.
The “Illinois Cure Act” also would decriminalize mushrooms. Ford said people should access to new treatment options.
Several other states are considering similar legislation.