Minneapolis Mayor makes psychedelics “lowest enforcement priority”
Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis issued an executive order [7/21/23]… making the possession and cultivation of psychedelics such as psilocybin the lowest law enforcement priority for city police and officials; instructing the city’s police officers to, in essence, look the other way when it comes to… certain… psychedelic[s].
Many users of psychedelics oppose efforts to confine their use to clinical settings, arguing that mind-altering drugs have played a central role in the spiritual life of Indigenous people for centuries and are used as sacraments by several religious groups. “Not everyone is going to be exploring these things in the traditional Western medical model,” said Jessica Nielson, a neurobiologist and data scientist at the University of Minnesota who serves on the state task force and advised city officials on the executive order. “I think that would be restrictive.”
Original Article (New York Times & The Marijuana Herald):
Minneapolis Mayor loosens enforcement of psychedelics & Minneapolis Mayor makes psychedelics “lowest enforcement priority”
Artwork Fair Use: City of Minneapolis