Some States Will Be Voting For The Magic Mushroom On Tuesday

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This year has been a roller-coaster ride, from the pandemic to the election and everything in between but it’s not over yet.

On Tuesday Americans will cast their final votes for president with it all coming down to incumbent Donald Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. But that is not the only thing people will be voting on.

In 32 states across the country, Americans will decide on several different propositions ranging from the therapeutic use of “magic mushrooms,” to all-inclusive sex education in our public schools to whether we should keep the Confederate emblem on Mississippi’s state flag.

Residents in New Jersy, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota will vote on whether to approve the use of recreational marijuana for adults.

On New Jersy’s Public Question 1 a “yes” vote supports a “constitutional amendment to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons age 21 and older and legalize the cultivation, processing, and sale of retail marijuana.”

Marijuana is already legal in Oregon and now voters will decide on whether to allow the regulated medical use of psilocybin which is the naturally occurring psychedelic compound that comes from what some call “magic mushrooms.” Those in support of the shrooms say the chemical has proven beneficial for patients with mental health issues.

However, the American Psychiatric Association disagrees saying the practice is highly controversial and the decision should not be put in the hands of uneducated voters.

The state of California has 12 propositions on the ballot including its most consequential Proposition 22 where a “no” vote would result in a reclassification of gig workers, such as DoorDash and Uber, as employees rather than independent contractors. The measure has been met with strong opposition from app-based rideshare and delivery drivers.

If Proposition 16 were to be passed in “The Golden State” it would repeal another proposition that outlawed affirmative action in the public sector. Proposition 21 would give local governments the power to enact rent control on certain homes and units.

Voters up in Washington state will decide whether public schools should provide comprehensive sex education while still allowing parents the option to pull their children out of the programs.

In Mississippi, residents will be voting on adopting a new design for their state flag that would replace the original one that features a Confederate battle emblem. The Magnolia State is the last state to feature the symbol which gained public attention over the summer as protests against racial injustices forced lawmakers to address the history associated with the Confederate flag.

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