San Francisco City Leaders To Consider Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure

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City leaders in San Francisco will consider a proposed ordinance to decriminalize the use of natural psychedelics including psilocybin and ayahuasca when the Board of Supervisors returns from recess next month. The measure, which was introduced by San Francisco Supervisors Dean Preston and Hillary Ronen on July 26, would also encourage the state of California to reform its psychedelic drugs policy. He also said that decriminalization should include regulation, noting the thriving illicit psychedelics industry in the Netherlands. “There the use is legal but production illegal,” said Roggen. “The government handed this whole industry to the cartels and mafia.” The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will take up the psychedelics decriminalization measure when it returns from recess in September. But he noted that decriminalizing natural psychedelics is a different matter. “We’re not talking about addictive substances here. But he added that he does not believe decriminalization goes far enough and that past harms caused by the criminalization of psychedelic drugs need to be righted.

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City leaders in San Francisco will consider a proposed ordinance to decriminalize the use of natural psychedelics including psilocybin and ayahuasca when the Board of Supervisors returns from recess next month. The measure, which was introduced by San Francisco Supervisors Dean Preston and Hillary Ronen on July 26, would also encourage the state of California to reform its psychedelic drugs policy.

If adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the ordinance would call on the San Francisco Police Department to make enforcement of laws banning the possession, use, cultivation and transfer of entheogenic plants and fungi including psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca...

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