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California’s Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill Makes It a Step Further – LA Magazine

A bill to decriminalize psychedelic drugs in California has passed a major acid test this week as the State Senate approved it in a 21-16 vote, KTLA reports. Senate Bill 519 still needs to get by the Assembly, but if it becomes law it would decriminalize the possession and sharing of psychoactive agents such as …

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It’s High Time to Decriminalize Psychedelics in Seattle – TheStranger.com

Monique Bridges, co-chair of education and outreach at Decriminalize Nature Seattle, wants to bring the healing powers of psychedelic plants to the people. DECRIMINALIZE NATURE SEATTLE Washington’s reputation has once again been put at risk, though this time we can’t blame a small band of anarchists with a grudge against the philanthropic efforts of certain …

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California Bill To Legalize Possession Of Psychedelics Heads To Senate Floor After Committee Action – Marijuana Moment

Even though a Minnesota House-passed marijuana legalization bill died in the Senate without action by the end of this year’s regular session, a top lawmaker says there’s still a “possibility to move forward” on cannabis reform as part of a special session that began this week. “Nobody really expected the medical program to be so …

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Psychedelic Therapy: How Mushrooms, LSD, and MDMA Could Help Treat Mental Illnesses – Self

For over a decade now, studies have increasingly shown that certain drugs once thought to be dangerous may actually have therapeutic benefits—and psychedelic therapy may be especially helpful for people dealing with certain types of depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD. These substances, broadly thought of as psychedelic drugs, include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin (the …

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California Bill To Decriminalize Psychedelics Moves Forward: Legislation’s Sponsor Talks ‘Learning Curve,’ Why MDMA, LSD Are Included – Benzinga

A bill to decriminalize psychedelic substances in California is quickly moving up the legislative ladder. Introduced in February by Sen. Scott Wiener, SB 519 would remove penalties for the possession, personal use and social sharing of certain natural and synthetic psychoactive drugs including psilocybin, psilocyn, DMT, ibogaine, mescaline, LSD, ketamine and MDMA. The legislation would also expunge …

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City Of Oakland Urges California To Decriminalize Psychedelics And Allow Healing Ceremonies – Marijuana Moment

The rules on marijuana for international athletes “must change,” the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said in a response letter to members of Congress on Friday following the suspension of runner Sha’Carri Richardson over a positive cannabis test. Separately, the White House is now reportedly seeking a meeting with international sports regulators to discuss the policy. …

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Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics – San Francisco Examiner

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time Tuesday that he would introduce legislation to decriminalize psychedelic drugs in California. Wiener made the announcement in a series of tweets after voters passed ballot measures decriminalizing psychedelics in Oregon and Washington, D.C. In Oregon, voters allowed for the therapeutic usage of magic …

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City Council Unanimously Votes To Decriminalize Psychedelics In Ann Arbor, Michigan – Marijuana Moment

Congressional lawmakers have again included protections for states with medical marijuana programs—as well as several other cannabis-related provisions—in new spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2022. But while advocates are encouraged by the inclusion of the marijuana riders, which also includes language to prevent the penalization of universities that conduct cannabis research, they’re holding out hope …

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Four More Major Cities Take Steps To Decriminalize Psychedelics – Marijuana Moment

The psychedelics reform movement is quietly advancing throughout the country, with four more major cities poised to take up proposals to decriminalize entheogenic substances such as psilocybin mushrooms. Advocates in Portland, Chicago, Berkeley and Dallas are pushing decriminalization measures—either through City Council action or ballot measures—aiming to build on successful campaigns to deprioritize enforcement of …

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Chicago City Council quietly begins push to decriminalize psychedelics – Chicago Reporter

The Chicago City Council voted unanimously last week to approve a resolution that could pave the way to decriminalizing psychedelic plants and fungi in the city. Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward, sponsored the resolution which calls for support of adult use of entheogenic plants and for the Department of Public Health to study the feasibility …

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