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Utah non-profit leads push to legalize psychedelics


A new non-profit organization, Utah Mushroom Therapy, is pushing to legalize psychedelics in Utah.

The organization calls on Utah legislators to pass a bill that permits psilocybin for clinical and academic use.

The bill would also provide protection for those practicing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Founder of Utah Mushroom Therapy Bridger Lee Jensen said this movement is about bringing psilocybin to people who need it in a mental health crisis.

Jensen also stated that this is not about encouraging or excusing the use of illegal drugs.

Caitlin Keith is a general news reporter at UPR. She is from Lindon, Utah and is currently an undergrad student studying print journalism at USU. Caitlin loves to write and tell people’s stories. She is also a writer at the Utah Statesman. She loves to read, ski, play the cello and watch various TV shows.