Arcata poised to become third California city to decriminalize psychedelics

Arcata in Humboldt County could become the next California city to decriminalize psychedelics.

The effort is led by Decriminalize Nature, which has found an ally in Councilmember Sarah Schaefer. She has agreed to sponsor a resolution that would deprioritize crimes involving entheogenic plants and fungi such as ibogaine, mescaline, psilocybin and psilocyn.

Oakland and Santa Cruz have passed similar measures. Arcata would be the third in California.

“This resolution is consistent with the beliefs held by many Arcatans,” Schaefer said in a press release. “The decriminalization of entheogenic plants and fungi is an important step away from the war on drugs while expanding opportunities for research on the medicinal benefits of these plants and fungi.”

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