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IPFS News Link • Drugs and Medications

Oakland in California decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyote

• by Elizabeth Weise

The vote makes Oakland the second U.S. city to decriminalize the natural hallucinogens after Denver decriminalized them on May 8

The city council's vote directed law enforcement to cease investigating and prosecuting individuals for using or possessing drugs sourced from plants, cacti and – most commonly – mushrooms that contain the hallucinogen psilocybin.

Denver's historic move last month was the result of a narrowly won popular vote. Oakland's public safety commission advanced the resolution to the city council last week.