Should California decriminalize psychedelic drugs? Army veteran makes his case to lawmakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jose Martinez believes psychedelic drugs saved his life. The 32-year-old U.S. Army veteran said he felt worthless and depressed when he returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, where who lost both legs and an arm after stepping on an improvised explosive device. “I just wanted to disintegrate,” Martinez told The Sacramento Bee in an interview. Then, six years ago, he said he discovered psilocybin mushrooms. He credits them with bringing him back from the brink. “I went back to surfing,” said Martinez, who lives near San Bernardino. “It made me go from feeling worthless t…

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