Oakland city council effectively decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms [and other entheogenic plants]
Oakland’s resolution is broader than Denver’s.
Denver’s initiative decriminalized the use and possession of mushrooms containing the compound psilocybin, whereas Oakland’s refers to “entheogenic plants” in general, which includes the mushrooms and other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances. The resolution says city money will not be used “to assist in the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the use and possession of entheogenic plants by adults.” It says that investigating people for growing, buying, distributing or possessing the substances “shall be amongst the lowest law enforcement priority for the City of Oakland.” As KQED’s Sonja Hutson reports, “it does not allow for commercial sale or manufacturing of the mushrooms.”
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Oakland city council effectively decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms
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