Politics

Proposed California Law would legalize magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs

In addition to allowing Californians to produce and use certain psychedelic drugs, SB 519 officially recognizes these drugs’ medical application… would allow the possession, cultivation, use, and “sharing” of most psychedelic drugs in California was formally introduced in the state Legislature on Thursday [Feb. 18, 2021]. …proposal follows several successful decriminalization efforts at the city…

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[Decriminalize nature city council success]

Cambridge City Council, Massachusetts, votes 8-1 to decriminalize nature… [This is] the second city in Massachusetts to decriminalize… that the City Council hereby maintains it should be the policy of the City of Cambridge that the investigation and arrest of adult persons for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with, and/or possessing entheogenic…

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Supporting the decriminalization of entheogenic plants [at the American city and county level]

American cities have long possessed an inferred constitutional right to regulate commerce and public safety within their jurisdictions, a principle acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Justice Cole Memorandum that permitted states and localities to deprioritize law enforcement of cannabis charges… That the City Council hereby maintains it should be the policy of the City…

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…come to the U. S.?

…despite the relative mainstreaming of psychedelics in recent years, psilocybin mushrooms are ranked alongside heroin as a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. But over recent months, decriminalization efforts have opened a chink in the United States’ forbidding drug laws. [In 2020], D.C., [Ann Arbor MI, Oakland, CA, etc. voters approved use of/personal production of,…

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Oakland’s next… psychedelic [step]… approved unanimously by city council

A resolution passed unanimously by Oakland City Council on December 15 has once more put the city in the spotlight for its progressive policies surrounding the decriminalization of psychedelic substances. The measure actively urges Oakland’s leadership to work with the State of California to decriminalize, rather than legalize, entheogenic plants and fungi. The Oakland Community Healing Initiative…

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…forward with [Oregon measures 109 & 110]…

The Governor’s Budget invests $112.6 million to implement Measure 110 which decriminalizes possession of drugs and invests $5.6 million to begin implementing Measure 109, which legalized psilocybin for medicinal use as a potential treatment for behavioral health disorders… The budget recognizes the enormous need for behavioral health services and includes significant funding for substance use…

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[60% of voters and DC Democratic Party] endorse psychedelics decriminalization ballot initiative

Initiative Measure No. 81 : Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020. Make the investigation and arrest of adults for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing, and/or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi… among the Metropolitan Police Department’s lowest law enforcement priorities… the psychedelics reform movement has spread rapidly across the…

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Anthropology

Ann Arbor OKs move to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, plants

City Council voted unanimously… in favor of a resolution declaring it’s the city’s lowest law enforcement priority to investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing entheogenic plants or plant compounds. The resolution defines “entheogenic plants” as the full spectrum of plants and fungi that contain indole…

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Anthropology

City council votes to make psychedelic mushrooms, [ayahuasca, cacti, etc.] legal in Ann Arbor, Michigan

In the 1970s, it was among the first to decriminalize marijuana. Now, it’s doing the same thing with mushrooms and other entheogenic plants [and fungi]. The Council voted 11-0, saying Ann Arbor police should stand down enforcing possession. In its resolution, the Ann Arbor City Council also asked the… County Prosecutor’s Office to cease prosecution…

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