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Proposal ID1098
Proposal2022 Platform Amendment: Chapter II, Section H Criminal Justice, 4 add Legalize Psilocybin
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: Wisconsin Green Party
Floor ManagerGarret Wassermann
Discussion08/22/2022 - 09/18/2022
Voting09/19/2022 - 09/25/2022
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum55 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


A growing number of communities are moving to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic substances, defined as “psychoactive substances that induce alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior for the purposes of engendering spiritual development or otherwise in sacred contexts.” Some of these substances are sometimes called “psychedelic” or “hallucinogenic”; however, these words have acquired certain negative or unhelpful associations among the general public. Starting in 2019 cities such as Denver, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Washington DC, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA, have decriminalized psilocybin and other entheogens like peyote, and in 2020 Oregon became the first state to decriminalize psilocybin and legalize it for therapeutic use.

Greens have long been at the forefront of the movement to end the destructive “war on drugs”. Greens led the way in calling specifically for legalization of cannabis/marijuana. In that same vein, this proposal would put the Green Party at the forefront of calling for legalization of psilocybin and other entheogenic substances found to have therapeutic benefits and low medical risks for responsible adult users.


Amend Chapter II. Social Justice, Section H Criminal Justice, Subsection 4 End the War on Drugs, to add the following language as item g:

"Legalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic substances that have been found to have therapeutic benefits and low medical risks for responsible adult users."


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2020 GPUS Platform.

Dave Schwab,

Wisconsin Green Party, Co chairs:
Dave Schwab,
Jo’ Nathan Kingfisher,


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