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Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs…

The decriminalization measure will remove criminal penalties for low-level drug possession offenses… Under the proposal, the decriminalization provisions must be implemented by February 1, 2021. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs and fund treatment servicesArtwork Fair Use: M.O. Stevens

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Oregon voters approve initiative… psilocybin… therapy

There aren’t any limitations on the types of conditions that would make a patient eligible for the treatment. Currently, there are no such policies in place anywhere else in the U.S., though the victory for reformers does come amid a growing national movement to decriminalize a wide range of entheogenic substances, including ayahuasca and ibogaine. Oakland, Santa…

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Oregon decriminalizes small amounts…

The Oregon measure makes possession of small amounts of what have long been considered harder drugs a violation, similar to a traffic ticket, and no longer punishable by jail time. Possession of larger amounts could result in misdemeanor charges, and some cases that rise to what is considered a commercial level could still be charged as felonies.…

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…all drugs… or just pot and psychedelics?

Some see this as calling attention to an underlying tension between the all-drug decrim movement and the psychedelic decrim movement. Whereas once PSI 2020 [now Measure 109] was a full-scale psilocybin decriminalization initiative, chief petitioners… say its broad decrim component was removed, in part, so as to “complement” DATRA. Others in the psychedelic community have…

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…time to [review]; abolish the DEA

The Controlled Substances Act also serves as an enduring vehicle of government waste, costing over 1 trillion taxpayer dollars in the first 40 years alone… the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the federal agency tasked with implementation and enforcement of the CSA, had an annual operating budget of $3.136 billion in 2019. By abolishing the DEA and decriminalizing all drugs, we could save…

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First, it was weed…

All the Decriminalize Nature initiatives, as well as the initiative which decriminalized psilocybin in Denver last year, include “grow, gather, gift” stipulations with the intention of allowing folks to home-grow psychedelics that have shown therapeutic potential. …all this movement is invigorating… the good news is that every psychedelic policy reform initiative will present an opportunity…

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…psychedelics company… legally harvest magic mushroom

…announced the harvest of its first flush of psilocybe mushrooms yesterday at its licensed facility in Nanaimo, B.C.; received a license from Health Canada to grow and extract magic mushrooms as recently as June 2020 of this year. …says the fruiting bodies harvested in this first flush will be used in the development of non-synthetic mushroom extracts. “Our…

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Inside… [psilocybe mushrooms]

Unwilling to wait for Congress or the FDA to act, and frustrated by the expanding mental health crisis, four U.S. cities have already decriminalized psilocybin. That means people can grow their own psilocybin mushrooms [and other species of naturally occurring psychedelics plants], and the cities will not spend money or other resources arresting or prosecuting them…

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