Inside the campaign[s]… magic mushrooms
But Ryan Dunevar from Decriminalize California worries that legalizing only medical uses would be too restrictive. The cost of therapy “eliminates a lot of people, which means basically only rich white people would be able to use it,” says Dunevar.
“This is a people’s movement,” says Larry Norris.”There’s a much broader range of people who maybe can’t get into the cultural ethos of a clinical system, maybe can’t afford a clinical system.” “We believe in an inalienable right to have our own relationship to nature,” says Norris. “There’s no reason for us to have to go to a dispensary or go to a pharmaceutical company to get the things that we can grow out of the ground.” Carlos Plazola hopes that the decriminalization movement doesn’t stop with Oakland, with California, or with the U.S. “My hope for the next five years for the decriminalization movement is that it’s an international movement, that it’s being talked about at the United Nations,” says Plazola. Psychedelics “never should have been made illegal to begin with, nor should any relationship between humans and nature be made illegal.”
Original Article (Reason Magazine):
Inside the Campaign to Legalize Magic Mushrooms in California
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