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Washington, D.C. voters approve psychedelics decriminalization in nation’s capital

Under the new law, possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi will be among the District’s lowest law enforcement priorities.

Because Congress oversees policy in the capital city, the new D.C. psychedelics measure will go into effect after a 30-day review period during which time federal lawmakers have the opportunity to block the reform, as they once did with a voter-approved medical cannabis ballot initiative. While three other cities—Oakland, Santa Cruz and Ann Arbor—have similarly decriminalized possession of plant-and fungi-based psychedelics, this is the first time the sweeping policy was enacted through a ballot initiative. That said, Denver voters were the first in the country to decriminalize psilocybin alone last year via a ballot measure, sparking a nationwide psychedelics reform movement. There are now psychedelics decriminalization efforts underway in more than 100 cities.

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Washington, D.C. voters approve psychedelics decriminalization in nation’s capital
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