Politics

Oakland in California… [decriminalizes] magic mushrooms and peyote

The resolution was presented by [an] Oakland City Council member. “We have many mental challenges on our streets today, and it’s important to be able to freely provide whatever medicinal support we can, including the use of plants that have beneficial effects for thousands of years,” Noel Gallo said.

Supporters hope the decision will begin a nationwide discussion about decriminalizing plant-based drugs by showing “if you have a progressive city council, things can change quickly,” said Carlos Plazola, director of Decriminalize Nature Oakland, one of the main organizations pushing the initiative.

Original Article (USA Today):
Oakland in California legalizes magic mushrooms and peyote
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