Deprioritized in Cambridge, Easthampton, Northampton, and Somerville only. Illegal elsewhere in the state.
An Act Relative to Harm Reduction and Racial Justice (H.D. 3439 and S.D. 2248)Overview: Statewide decriminalization bills would replace criminal penalties for possession of a controlled substance with a civil fine of up to $50. To avoid the fine, individuals could enroll in a “needs screening to identify health and other service needs, including but not limited to services that may address any problematic substance use and mental health conditions, lack of employment, housing, or food, any any need for civil legal services.” Would also establish an interagency task force to “study the public health and social justice implications of legalizing the possession, consumption, transportation, and distribution of naturally cultivated entheogenic plants and fungi.”
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Worcester to Discuss Decriminalizing Psychedelic Fungi, Plants
Publish Date: February 4, 2022
Overview: Worcester’s Human Rights Commission will hear from Bay Staters for Natural Medicine on possible decriminalization.
Easthampton is the fourth city in Mass. to vote to decriminalize psychedelics
Publish Date: October 21, 2021
Overview: Easthampton is now the fourth city in Massachusetts to vote to decriminalize the possession and use of psychedelic plants.
Third Massachusetts City Approves Psychedelics Decriminalization MeasurePublish Date: April 2, 2021
Overview: Northampton City Council approves a resolution to deprioritize use and possession of entheogenic plants and fungi.
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