Oakland could decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’


Oakland, California, could become the second city in the United States to decriminalize natural hallucinogenics, including “magic mushrooms,” according to a report.

A resolution that would instruct police to stop investigating and prosecuting people using the drugs is scheduled for a public hearing before the city council’s public safety committee Tuesday night, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The measure, which could go before the full council as early as June 4, applies only to psychedelics derived from plants or fungi, not synthetic drugs like LSD or MDMA, also known as ecstasy, according to the newspaper.

Councilman Noel Gallo, who introduced the resolution, said he hoped that decriminalizing

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