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Initiative 81 [Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act] certified for November [2020] ballot

Initiative 81 would help thousands of DC residents suffering from anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and depression who currently fear arrest or prosecution for using natural psychedelics to heal. This initiative has the support of prominent medical professionals, police officers, and residents across the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia Board of Elections announced on August 5, 2020, that Initiative 81, “The Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020,” is certified to appear on the November [2020] ballot. This clears the way for DC voters to decide if plant and fungi… including psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca, and mescaline-containing cacti, should be designated as among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the Metropolitan Police Department. If passed, Initiative 81 would amount to de facto decriminalization of entheogenic plant and fungi… and would make DC the first jurisdiction on the East Coast to enact such reforms.

Original Article (Decrim Nature DC):
Initiative 81 certified for November [2020] ballot
Artwork Fair Use: Carol M. Highsmith

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