California’s Psychedelic Decriminalization Efforts Hit Turbulence After Pilot Incident

In a recent turn of events, California’s push to decriminalize magic mushrooms and other psychedelics has hit a snag. An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot, who admitted to using magic mushrooms, attempted to cut the engines of a San Francisco-bound flight. This incident has cast a shadow over the state’s decriminalization efforts, especially since it occurred shortly after Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have legalized the possession of such substances. The pilot’s actions have intensified the debate around the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes, a key argument for decriminalization. Critics argue that the incident underscores the risks and calls for more caution in legalizing these substances. Despite the setback, supporters vow to continue the fight for legalization, either through new legislation or a ballot measure. Read more on Politico.