Politics

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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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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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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