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Magic MO-shrooms

A Republican state representative from St. Charles wants to legalize psilocybin, aka magic mushrooms, for medical treatment in Missouri. Plus: Manor Records closed its brick-and-mortar store in Strawberry Hill and is focusing on its true mission: making money for local musicians.

Despite the closing of its bar, coffee shop and record store in Strawberry Hill, Manor Records isn't slowing down. The owner of the nonprofit record label hopes to focus his time and money on funding local artists and putting Kansas City on the music-industry map. KCUR's Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga reports.

Missouri state Rep. Tony Lovasco, R-St. Charles, hopes his new bill will help pave a path towards psilocybin's use as a medical treatment. A psychedelic drug commonly referred to as "magic mushrooms," psilocybin has been gaining popularity in the treatment of PTSD, depression and other ailments, but it's still banned in most states. Up To Date's Steve Kraske spoke with Lovasco about how legalizing psilocybin could help Missouri residents.

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