Policy

Why This California City Recriminalized Peyote

Why This California City Recriminalized Peyote

The sacred entheogen was also excluded from Seattle's resolution to decriminalize natural psychedelics.
Seattle Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Seattle Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Seattle City Council unanimously approves a resolution declaring entheogen-related activities should be among lowest law enforcement priorities.
Detroit Voters Can Decriminalize Psychedelic Plants This November

Detroit Voters Can Decriminalize Psychedelic Plants This November

The proposal asks voters if the city should "decriminalize to the fullest extent permitted under Michigan law the personal possession and therapeutic use of entheogenic plants by adults."
The Legal Status of Psychedelics Around the World

The Legal Status of Psychedelics Around the World

In Brazil, there have been no instances of an individual being punished for the consumption, cultivation, or possession of magic mushrooms.
Michigan Senators Propose Bill Legalizing Plant-Based Psychedelics

Michigan Senators Propose Bill Legalizing Plant-Based Psychedelics

"Decriminalization of entheogenic substances makes sense," says Senator Jeff Irwin. "Let's stop wasting time and money making more victims of the War on Drugs."

DEA Proposes Huge Increase to Psilocybin and Psilocin Quotas for Research Purposes

In its proposed revised 2021 quotas, the DEA suggests 4900% increase in the allowed quantities of psilocybin for research and clinical trial purposes.
California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Delayed Until 2022

California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Delayed Until 2022

SB 519 would decriminalize the personal use of psilocybin, psilocyn, MDMA, LSD, DMT, mescaline (excluding peyote), and ibogaine, including in group counseling and community-based healing settings.

Decriminalize Nature Co-Founder Carlos Plazola Wants to Free Entheogens Everywhere

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Since May 2019, nine cities and the state of Oregon have decriminalized psychedelics. Carlos Plazola has had his hand in nearly all of them. 
Can a Compound in ‘Magic’ Mushrooms Cure Social Anxiety

Surveys Show: America’s Public Approval of Psychedelic Therapy Lags Behind Canada

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We compare two polls of roughly the same sample size in two neighboring countries, and find a stark difference in attitudes.