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…decriminalize psychedelics under new state and local proposals

Behind the decriminalization measures emerging across the country is a growing sense that the decades-long war on drugs has failed… reform passed in Oregon is likely to fuel efforts elsewhere. Activists in more than 100 cities have expressed interest in enacting [decriminalize nature] reforms. …[at the state-level]… California’s forthcoming decriminalization bill would apply only to psychedelics, including psilocybin…

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[An] Oregon [drug decriminalization] model

Decriminalizing all drugs had long been considered a drug policy pipe dream in America, where the story of the drug war is one of perpetual escalation… Oregon’s vote to decriminalize all drugs, making it the first state in the nation to do so, marks a historic turning point in that struggle. While criminalization has clearly…

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Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs…

The decriminalization measure will remove criminal penalties for low-level drug possession offenses… Under the proposal, the decriminalization provisions must be implemented by February 1, 2021. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs and fund treatment servicesArtwork Fair Use: M.O. Stevens

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Oregon voters approve initiative… psilocybin… therapy

There aren’t any limitations on the types of conditions that would make a patient eligible for the treatment. Currently, there are no such policies in place anywhere else in the U.S., though the victory for reformers does come amid a growing national movement to decriminalize a wide range of entheogenic substances, including ayahuasca and ibogaine. Oakland, Santa…

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Oregon decriminalizes small amounts…

The Oregon measure makes possession of small amounts of what have long been considered harder drugs a violation, similar to a traffic ticket, and no longer punishable by jail time. Possession of larger amounts could result in misdemeanor charges, and some cases that rise to what is considered a commercial level could still be charged as felonies.…

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…time to [review]; abolish the DEA

The Controlled Substances Act also serves as an enduring vehicle of government waste, costing over 1 trillion taxpayer dollars in the first 40 years alone… the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the federal agency tasked with implementation and enforcement of the CSA, had an annual operating budget of $3.136 billion in 2019. By abolishing the DEA and decriminalizing all drugs, we could save…

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First, it was weed…

All the Decriminalize Nature initiatives, as well as the initiative which decriminalized psilocybin in Denver last year, include “grow, gather, gift” stipulations with the intention of allowing folks to home-grow psychedelics that have shown therapeutic potential. …all this movement is invigorating… the good news is that every psychedelic policy reform initiative will present an opportunity…

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…psychedelics company… legally harvest magic mushroom

…announced the harvest of its first flush of psilocybe mushrooms yesterday at its licensed facility in Nanaimo, B.C.; received a license from Health Canada to grow and extract magic mushrooms as recently as June 2020 of this year. …says the fruiting bodies harvested in this first flush will be used in the development of non-synthetic mushroom extracts. “Our…

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