Over a third of US voters say magic mushrooms and other psychedelics have a medical use, new poll shows
- 35% of US adults say that
magic mushroomshave a medical use, while 65% disagree.
- Research has shown that psychedelics like mushrooms can help treat depression and PTSD.
Oregonin 2020 became the first state to legalize mushrooms for therapeutic use.
More than a third of US voters (35%) say that psychedelic substances like "magic mushrooms" have a medical use, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday.A majority of American voters (65%) said such substances do not have medicinal uses.
And a majority of 18 to 29-year-olds (53%) said that psychedelics have a medical use, but majorities of voters 30 and older disagreed.Research suggests that certain psychedelic substances, including magic mushrooms, LSD, and MDMA, could help treat symptoms depression and PTSD.
A study from Imperial College London scientists released in April, for example, found that
With a growing body of research showing that psychedelic substances have potential medical uses, local governments across the US have begun to take notice.
In 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use in supervised settings. Oregon last November also decriminalized the possession of small amounts magic mushrooms - as did Washington, DC. Major cities like Denver, Colorado and Santa Cruz, California have also decriminalized mushrooms.As views shift on magic mushrooms, recent polling also shows strong support among Americans for legalizing marijuana. A Pew Research Center survey released last month found 91% of US adults support legalizing marijuana in some form, with 31% backing legalizing it only for medical use. A majority of US adults (60%) supported legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use, the poll found, with less than 10% of adults saying it should not be legal at all.
At the moment, recreational marijuana is already legal for adults over the age of 21 in 16 states and Washington, DC, while medical marijuana is legal in 36.
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