Oakland becomes the second city to decriminalize psychedelic shrooms

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A psychedelic mushroom. Photo credit: Chris Friese/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation. Oakland’s resolution says that investigating people for growing and/or possessing these psychedelics will be among the lowest priority for local law enforcement. But this decision does not legalize the sale or distribution of mushrooms.


Nicolle Greenheart - co-founder and board member of Decriminalize Nature Oakland, Charles Grob - professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at UCLA

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