On Monday July 12th, 2021 we submitted the California Psilocybin Initiative v 4.6 to the Office of the Attorney General with a cashiers check of $2,000 to trigger the 30 day public comment period that will close August 11th.
After that we have less than five days to make any minor changes to the language before getting the full Fiscal Impact and Title and Summary that will be printed at the top of the formal petition sheets once we begin circulating them.
We have dropped Decriminalize from the filing title because we go far beyond just decriminalizing and for the sake of brevity three words are better than four in a title.
The purpose of this act is to implement a comprehensive, statewide scheme authorizing and regulating the cultivation, processing, and distribution of Psilocybin Mushrooms and the chemical compounds contained therein for personal, medical, therapeutic, spiritual, religious, and dietary use.
We voted unanimously two meetings back to drop amnesty and expungement because we don't want to get hit by the state with another one time cost of ten million dollars to update the state criminal databases so we can go through and clean up Psilocybin arrest records.
It will be easier to Decriminalize All Drugs in 2024 similar to what Oregon did and then update the databases and get amnesty and expungement built into it. We will also get a lot more support for that with the other communities affected by hard drugs and it will be easier during a presidential election as opposed to a gubernatorial election.
We also dumped the findings and declarations section in order to compress the language down enough to fit on an 8.5 x 11 double sided sheet of paper with enough room for one, maybe two more signatures on the back. This will make it far easier for people to print off sheets locally and it will drop our printing cost significantly.
We have added a section on analytical laboratory testing for packaged psilocybin mushroom products in order to solve the bottleneck issues we had with cannabis when there were not enough labs to test the product in the beginning.
We have added a section on the labeling that if you come from the cannabis industry you will probably appreciate.
Instead of these types of warning symbols for cannabis: