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San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approve psychedelics decriminalization resolution

…it urges police to deprioritize psychedelics as “amongst the lowest priority” for enforcement and requests that “City resources not be used for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution arising out of alleged violations of state and federal law regarding the use of Entheogenic Plants listed on the Federally Controlled Substances Schedule 1 list.” The resolution says that…

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The most comprehensive state psychedelic reform measure…

The passage of this measure comes four years after Denver became the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin… mushrooms… Possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin, ibogaine… DMT… will be legalized for adults 21 and older… [and] the development of rules for a therapeutic psychedelics program where adults 21 and older can visit a “licensed healing center…

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…we cannot forget… personal-use protections are the most important…

“We cannot forget that the decriminalization and personal-use protections are the most important part of this measure…” said grassroots organizer Nicole Forester. The proposal also gives the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies the authority to create a legal framework for psychedelics access. DORA is now charged with licensing “healing centers,” where people can go to consume psychedelics…

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…the covered activities include…

The covered activities include “growing, cultivating, or processing plants or fungi capable of producing natural medicine for personal use.” The initiative also eliminates civil and criminal penalties for possessing, storing, using, transporting, or obtaining the listed psychedelics or distributing them to adults 21 or older “without remuneration.” All of the psychedelics covered by Proposition 122…

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Pot prohibition continues collapsing, and psychedelic bans could be next

…people might use psychedelics for fun. Judging from the election returns so far, Coloradans have decided… they can live with. Colorado seems to be forging ahead. If its lead holds up, Colorado’s Proposition 122 will eliminate civil and criminal penalties for a wide range of noncommercial conduct related to consumption of five natural psychedelics: psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine,…

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Oregonians… psilocybin is on the ballot…

…two-and-a-half million Oregonians will have local access to psilocybin therapy next year [2023]… such a system is time consuming and likely to cost thousands rather than hundreds of dollars. …the new program involves people meeting with a facilitator several times, discussing why they want to take psilocybin, and being closely monitored while they use the…

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Oregon is voting on [adult-use] psilocybin, again

This time it’s local: Two-thirds of Oregon counties will decide whether to allow or ban… psilocybin. The state’s psilocybin opt-out policy is consistent with most states’ cannabis legalization laws: Residents can vote to ban sales, but not re-criminalize possession… opt-out votes can have unintended consequences… localities that prohibit state-regulated cannabis retail stores tend to protect…

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…analysis… act

…it will be up to local groups and individuals willing to participate in the… process to ensure that the personal use… isn’t weakened during implementation… Ultimately, we recognize that all reforms are a push-and-pull of what people who think about policy all day want to see and what legislators, donors, drafters, lobbyists, opposition blocks, funders…

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