This week, Oakland decriminalized psilocybin. The experienced among us look to that and think, “This where it actually begins. The training wheels are off.”
- The city will no longer spend its money on enforcing laws against “entheogenic plants.” By not limiting the decriminalization to strictly psilocybin, Oakland permits other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances
- Oakland’s resolution is broader than Denver’s. Denver’s initiative decriminalized the use and possession of mushrooms containing the compound psilocybin, whereas Oakland’s refers to “entheogenic plants” in general, which includes the mushrooms and other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances
- It’s not true that Colorado started this movement toward psychedelia because they were worried about running out weed, as Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bennett told Seth Meyers.