New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a psilocybin reform bill into law on Thursday, immediately reclassifying possession of up to an ounce of psychedelic-containing mushrooms as a disorderly persons offense.

The new classification means individuals caught with small amounts of psilocybin are now subject to a maximum $1,000 fine, up to six months in jail or both. Previously the offense was a third-degree crime and carried a penalty of between three to five years behind bars and fines of up to $15,000.

The change puts mushroom possession on par with simple assault, harassment, shoplifting or resisting arrest in New Jersey.

Murphy signed the mushroom legislation, A 5084 / S 3256, along with a host of other bills on Thursday. He did not issue a signing statement on the psilocybin policy change.

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New Jersey Governor Signs Psilocybin Bill To Immediately Reduce Penalties For Possession

 

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