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…historic psychedelic decriminalization act…

…introduces the most comprehensive decriminalization provision seen in the United States to date. While Oregon ostensibly decriminalized personal use of all drugs in 2020, it still considered the practice a “Class E” violation, allowing police to engage… and present them with a fine. Colorado does completely decriminalize the personal use, possession, growth, transportation, and sharing…

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San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approve psychedelics decriminalization resolution

…it urges police to deprioritize psychedelics as “amongst the lowest priority” for enforcement and requests that “City resources not be used for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution arising out of alleged violations of state and federal law regarding the use of Entheogenic Plants listed on the Federally Controlled Substances Schedule 1 list.” The resolution says that…

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Pot prohibition continues collapsing, and psychedelic bans could be next

…people might use psychedelics for fun. Judging from the election returns so far, Coloradans have decided… they can live with. Colorado seems to be forging ahead. If its lead holds up, Colorado’s Proposition 122 will eliminate civil and criminal penalties for a wide range of noncommercial conduct related to consumption of five natural psychedelics: psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine,…

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Anthropology

Colorado voters will soon decide whether to decriminalize 5 natural psychedelics

If successful, the Colorado initiative would represent the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever approved in the United States. The covered activities, which would not be subject to criminal or civil penalties, include “growing, cultivating, or processing plants or fungi capable of producing natural medicine for personal use.” Also protected: possessing, storing, using, transporting, or…

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Will medical insurers agree to cover psychedelic trips?

…the most important reason to have insurers onboard isn’t just to save society money on treating costly mental ailments – it’s to make sure the benefits are distributed to more than just affluent individuals who can afford hours long psychedelic journeys integrated by therapy. “Governments and corporations are selfish. Our job is to fight the bastards…

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What is Colorado proposition…

…the supervised therapeutic use of psilocybin and psilocin, two psychoactive compounds in magic mushrooms, for adults ages 21 [&] decriminalize the personal possession, growing, use and sharing of those substances, as well as ibogaine, mescaline and dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, for adults 21 years old and up. Denver became the first city in the U.S. to…

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Colorado Revised Statutes… Article 170

12-170-109. Personal Use. (1) Subject to the limitations in this Article 170, but notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following acts are not an offense under State law or the laws of any Locality within the State or subject to a civil fine, penalty, or sanction, or the basis for detention, search, or arrest,…

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I helped decriminalize psychedelics in Denver…

In order for policymaking to support the people it is designed for, reform should be led by the most impacted communities through an equitable, participatory process. …recklessly introducing psychedelics into a broken system under the governance of corporations that have a track record of putting profit over collective care would surely be disastrous for Colorado…

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Colorado’s… access to natural psychedelic

Coloradans will vote on a… ballot measure… …decriminalize for personal possession, growing, sharing, and use—but not the sale—the natural psychedelic fungal and plant… containing psilocybin; DMT, ibogaine… by individuals aged 21 and over… Original Article: ChacrunaWhy Colorado’s natural medicine health act is the right measure to access to natural psychedelic medicine: responding to critics of…

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