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Oakland council [discusses] decriminalizing natural psychedelics

Councilman Noel Gallo, who introduced the resolution, said he hopes that the decriminalization of natural psychedelics could help people with mental health issues … Council President Rebecca Kaplan said Friday she supports the resolution.

“We need all the help we can get to deal with the mental health issues that we have,” Gallo said, “If I can bring it publicly and talk about the benefit and talk about (how it can) deal with the mental illnesses that we have in the city, why not?” What advocates are pushing for now is safe access to drugs that are increasingly seen as potentially “paradigm-shifting” therapies for a host of mental health issues, from post-traumatic stress and depression to end-of-life despair and addiction.

Original Article (SF Chronicle):
Oakland council may board magic bus by decriminalizing natural psychedelics
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