Map: These Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Six months ago, Denver became the first city in the U.S. to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and peyote. Oakland, California soon followed. Now, more than 100 cities could do the same.

Oakland-based Decriminalize Nature, which advocates for psychedelics reform, has created a map showing which cities could be next. It contains 5 color coded pins for cities where resolutions have been introduced, where discussions are just beginning, and more.

“The bulk of cities featured on the map are in the very early stages of advancing reform, with most being identified with a cream colored pin that means activists in those jurisdictions have reached out to Decriminalize Nature and received the group’s information packet about next steps,” Marijuana Moment notes. 

Cities like Berkeley, Chicago, Portland, Santa Cruz and Port Townsend, Washington are past the discussion stage and could see votes to decriminalize soon.

In addition to the local efforts, California activists are pursuing a statewide ballot measure for 2020.


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