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D.C. psychedelics decriminalization initiative officially takes effect

“It is declared the policy of this act to make investigation and arrest of adults [18+] for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the District of Columbia…” this is a notable accomplishment for advocates, as Congress has previously…

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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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…bills on kratom…

Kratom is a plant… that grows naturally… an herbal remedy to help with pain, fatigue… But she worries about wording in the [Oregon] House bill that puts the Oregon Department of Agriculture, rather than the federal government, in charge of regulating it… …[and currently] believes that the federal Food and Drug Administration is the appropriate…

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Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substance

In 2011, Wada defended the ban on cannabis in a paper published in the journal Sports Medicine. Citing a study on marijuana’s ability to reduce anxiety, Wada found cannabis could help athletes “better perform under pressure and to alleviate stress experienced before and during competition”. Marijuana (cannabis) has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency…

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…move to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level

For the first time in history… move… to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, proposing to the remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances… The bill automatically expunges federal non-violent marijuana crimes… The federal legislation would allow states to craft their own cannabis laws, just as states do with alcohol… a new federal…

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