BOULDER, CO- A group of psychedelic activists will be gathering to explore decriminalizing psychedelic plants. Sources say the best way to contact the campaign is through the Facebook page.
SANTA CRUZ, CA- The Santa Cruz City Council is moving forward with plans to decriminalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms and voted unanimously to advance the proposal to the Public Safety Committee for further review. Santa Cruz is also home to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
CALIFORNIA- The effort to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, Decriminalize California, has announced a new partnership with the Beckley Foundation. The group hopes to achieve decriminalization by ballot access through signature gatherings. The required amount of signatures is approximately 650,000.
DENVER, CO- For the first time in history, people can now apply to become a member of the nation’s first government panel dedicated to studying the impact of psychedelic policy reform efforts, The Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel. To study the impact, eleven people will be chosen to sit on the panel. Two members must come from the City Council, one must be a harm reduction advocate, two must be a representatives of the local sheriff’s department and Denver Police Department, one must be a criminal defense attorney, one must be a representative of the local district attorney’s office and one must be a representative of the City Attorney’s office. Most will be appointed by the mayor. Two members will be chosen by the original petitioners behind the decriminalization ballot measure.
OREGON- Activists have filed the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act with state officials which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of all drugs. People caught with personal use amounts of any drugs, including heroin and cocaine, would be cited for a violation — not a felony or misdemeanor — and would be subject to no more than a $100 fine. Drug sales and manufacture would still be criminalized.
According to Marijuana Moment, there are 100+ decriminalization efforts going on around the US.
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