The golden age of hallucinogenic scientific studies began and ended abruptly. From roughly the end of World War II up until President Nixon’s signing of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, numerous experiments and other research programs examined the health and wellness benefits gleaned from psychotropic substances such as psilocybin mushrooms and LSD. Can you imagine if these studies had been allowed to continue over the past 50 years? Where would we be as a society with the normalization of natural medicine instead of OTC meds that produce unsavory side effects?
Not to worry friends! Hawaiian lawmakers recently introduced legislation requesting the state’s Department of Health to form “a medicinal psilocybin working group” that will ultimately analyze the effects of psilocybin through a therapeutic framework. A shortage of mental health professionals throughout the state prompted this legislation, which will allow qualifying Hawaiian adults to access psilocybin mushrooms and other psilocybin-infused products that are safe and affordable.
The physical and mental ailments that psilocybin can treat range from addiction and depression to anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Even if you don’t possess any of the aforementioned symptoms, receiving a natural chemical (psilocybin) boost to activate serotonin receptors in your brain can unlock happiness, love, and a universal understanding of nature and self.
In a time of high stress and uncertainty, psilocybin is an ally to rely on. We can expect a final verdict on this momentous piece of legislation by July 2022.