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Seattle Votes to Decriminalize Psilocybin

Arih Oct 06, 2021 1 min read
Seattle Votes to Decriminalize Psilocybin

Seattle becomes largest city in the United States to decriminalize Psilocybin.

On October 4, Seattle’s city council voted unanimously to relax its rules against naturally occurring drugs, joining a handful of other cities that have decriminalized psilocybin and similar substances since Denver kicked off a wave of such changes three years ago.

The city is the largest in the recent string of decriminalization initiatives taking place in cities across the United States, including Washington DC, Oakland, Denver, and the state of Oregon. Seattle’s legislation includes several different psychedelics, including psilocybin mushrooms.

What it means for law enforcement.

The city’s police will make it among their lowest priorities to arrest or prosecute anyone engaging in activities related to “entheogens,” or drugs like psilocybin and ayahuasca that are often used for spiritual or religious purposes, according to a meeting attended by telephone. Psilocybin, a mind-altering substance also known as magic mushrooms or shrooms, is classified by the federal government as a Schedule I drug, the most-restrictive category.

With excerpts from Double Blind

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anonymous says January 27, 2022, 1:09 am

These developments are good to hear. Interested to see the developments in the near future.

anonymous says December 24, 2021, 6:14 am

this is great news !

anonymous says December 14, 2021, 12:11 pm

Awesome! Crossing my fingers for Canada to follow

Tamara G says December 13, 2021, 10:31 pm

Just like cannabis- With enough passion and education behind the product the stigma will die

Michelle R says December 12, 2021, 5:41 pm

This is great news! I hope Canada is not far behind with this decision.

anonymous says October 17, 2021, 8:18 pm

I hope in Canada soon!

anonymous says October 12, 2021, 5:46 pm

What a great step in the right direction.

anonymous says October 10, 2021, 5:43 pm

Thank goodness!!

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