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Politics Ann Arbor lawmakers vote to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

21:45  22 september  2020
21:45  22 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The Ann Arbor City Council voted Monday to decriminalize entheogenic plants, such as magic mushrooms and other psychedelic plants. Hayner and Councilwoman Anne Bannister said now is the time for the city to take another step forward in decriminalizing natural medicines, including

Ann Arbor City Council seeks to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms . The group lobbying for their decriminalization has been lobbying members of the city council for months. Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor , or DNA2, has argued psychedelic substances like shrooms offer several benefits

Lawmakers in Ann Arbor, Mich., voted unanimously Monday to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi.

Ann Arbor lawmakers vote to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms © Getty Images Ann Arbor lawmakers vote to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

The city council voted in favor of a resolution that makes investigating or arresting anyone in the purchase, seizure, growing, cultivation or distribution of entheogenic plants or plant compounds the lowest priority of local law enforcement, AnnArbor.com reported.

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Both are advocating for decriminalization of magic mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs in Ann Arbor . Joined by other supporters of the Decriminalize Nature Denver became the first U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms last year, followed by Oakland and Santa Cruz in California

ANN ARBOR , MI – The grassroots campaign to decriminalize magic mushrooms and other psychedelic plants and fungi in Ann Arbor Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor , which is lobbying city officials to take up the issue Ann Arbor launches ‘I voted ’ sticker design contest with 0 top prize.

The move effectively decriminalizes substances with hallucinogenic properties deemed illegal under state and federal law, including ayahuasca, ibogaine, mescaline, peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, according to the news outlet.

The city council also called on the Washtenaw County prosecutor's office to halt the prosecution of those involved in the use of entheogenic plants and plant compound, AnnArbor.com noted.

A grassroots group called Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor, or DNA2, has reportedly been lobbying and pushing city officials to decriminalization psychedelics.

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Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs In Oakland. Alabama Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Marijuana Decriminalization In Committee Vote . Scientists at the center will use psychedelic substances to “investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological

voted to postpone the vote to decriminalize all natural psychedelics and form a subcommittee to do Related Videos: Berkeley Will Vote To Decriminalize Psychedelics Today, Official Press Release From Michael Pollan: Magic mushrooms and LSD could help solve mental health crisis | ITV News

Psilocybin is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. The U.S. government has determined it has "a high potential for abuse" and "no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S."

A proposed ballot measure is under review in Oregon that would legalize psychedelic mushrooms for use in controlled therapy settings this November. Election officials are currently tallying petition signatures gathered by The Oregon Psilocybin Therapy Initiative. If the ballot measure is approved and passed into law, it would "empower the Oregon Health Authority to set up all licensing, training, certification, and ongoing education requirements for psilocybin service centers and facilitators during a mandated two-year development process."

Cities such as Denver and Oakland, Calif., have already decriminalized certain natural hallucinogenics, including psychedelic mushrooms.

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In Close Vote , Denver Becomes 1st U.S. City To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms . The action doesn't legalize psilocybin mushrooms , but it effectively bars the city from prosecuting or In Iowa, a Republican lawmaker recently proposed two bills to remove the drug from the state's list of

Oakland City Council Effectively Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms . Oakland passed a resolution to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and other psychoactive plants and fungi in a unanimous City Council vote on Tuesday.


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