Deprioritized in the District of Columbia.
DC Initiative 81: Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020
Overview: Possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi will be among the District’s lowest law enforcement priorities. Cannot fully decriminalize because D.C. is a federal district and subject to Congressional jurisdiction – however, Congress declined to overturn the will of the voters in this case (this is a great thing!).
Status: Ballot measure passed with 76% of the vote in November 2020
Overview: DC Initiative 81, which passed with overwhelming support last fall, goes into effect Monday, March 15. Under the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, natural psychedelics including magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and mescaline are decriminalized, making arrests for their possession or use the lowest priority for DC police.
Psychedelic Medicine Coalition - PMC is working closely with the Council of the District of Columbia, the Mayor’s Office, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Office of the Attorney General to ensure proper implementation of the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020.
They are also lobbying at the federal level, pushing lawmakers to approve federal funding for research into the therapeutic potential of entheogenic substances
Decriminalize Nature D.C. - The Campaign to Decriminalize Nature DC is a political campaign organized by DC residents to lower the law enforcement priorities for entheogenic plant and fungi medicines. You can get involved: https://decrimnaturedc.org/get-involved/
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