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Denver psychedelics [official psilocybin policy panel president &] activists… allow gifting and communal use

President of the city’s official Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel, said the purpose of the proposal will be to ensure that people “have the liberty to gather in private group settings to celebrate and commune with psilocybin mushrooms without worrying about law enforcement intervention.” Denver activists who successfully led a 2019 campaign to make the…

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Grand Rapids [Michigan]… decriminalizing psychedelic plants and fungi

In layman’s terms: you won’t get arrested for having, using, growing or gifting psychedelics. “This isn’t a decriminalization per say; it’s de-prioritization,” said Grand Rapids City Commissioner Kurt Reppart. “It’s allowing for what’s called the ‘grow, gift, gather’ model… outside of that, the rest of this is illegal.” Original Article (Fox 17):GR is getting close…

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H.878 [Vermont act to decriminalize medicinal, spiritual, religious and entheogenic plants/fungi]

Psychedelic drugs in Vermont; a grassroots push for legalization picks up on lawmakers’ effort. Bill H.878, introduced by [a] Vermont State Representative… would decriminalize “certain drugs commonly used for medicinal, spiritual, religious, or entheogenic purposes,” including psilocybin, peyote, ayahuasca, and kratom, “It’s a waste of society’s resources to criminalize behaviors that stretch to the roots…

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Anthropology

Legislation to decriminalize… psychedelics moves forward…

Decriminalizing psychedelics remains an urgent issue. SB 519 does not decriminalize the sale of psychedelics or providing psychedelics to anyone under the age of 21… more time was needed to lay educational groundwork with members and the public… delaying full Assembly consideration of the bill… Original Article (California Senate):Senator Wiener’s legislation to decriminalize possession of…

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Psychedelic decrim bill SB 519…

[SB 519 proposes] language that would specifically allow someone who is providing for a group to possess, transport and gift far in excess of a personal amount…  …the hypothetical person noted in their letter who wants to gift a pound or two for group use is in fact clearly protected. For example, if a given group…

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California [SB 519] advances again…

The Assembly Public Health Committee advanced the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D), in a 8-4 vote. This comes weeks after the Public Safety Committee approved the measure. While “social sharing” would have been allowed under the bill as introduced, those provisions were also reframed in the new committee amendment to provide for “facilitated…

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…California psychedelics bill…

“Since we passed this resolution in Oakland, California in June of 2019, the amount of people that are brewing their own mushrooms has expanded exponentially,” [says Carlos] Plazola “And people are sharing with no intention to sell.” “If suddenly we set limits that are very low, then we will see those people in danger of…

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California moves toward psychedelic drug decriminalization…

That such a proposal passed one half of the legislature in the most populous state in the country might have been shocking as recently as a decade ago––and it serves as another sign of the evolving national conversation surrounding drugs in the United States. …aims to make other sweeping reforms related to psychedelics. “Existing law…

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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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