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Berkeley says ‘yes’ to psychedelics…

“Berkeley is joining a lot of municipalities and states that have decriminalized or… de-prioritized the enforcement of laws against certain plant-based psychedelics,” author Michael Pollan said.

On de-prioritizing the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for entheogenic/psychedelic plants and fungi and their bio-synthesized compounds for personal use… the council’s resolution, however, does not include psychedelics “produced through artificial synthesis.” It only includes “plant- or fungus-biosynthesized psychedelic drugs.” WHEREAS… the City of Berkeley… de-prioritize[d] the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the possession of plant or fungus biosynthesized psychedelics for personal use (except Peyote) and laws imposing criminal penalties for the cultivation, processing, and preparation of psychedelic-drug-containing plants and fungi for personal use…

Original Article (San Francisco Chronicle & East Bay Times & Berkely Side & City of Berkeley):
After lagging on reform, Berkeley changes city policy on psychedelics & Berkeley says ‘yes’ to psychedelics — with limits & Berkeley decriminalizes some psychedelics, joining national movement & Resolution
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