The Movement to Make Shrooms Legal Is Gaining Momentum

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Oakland, California, is poised to become the second American city, after Denver, to decriminalize magic mushrooms.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland’s city council was considering a resolution telling police not to investigate or arrest people using the drug, along with other “entheogenic plants,” which are plants containing psychedelic substances traditionally used for spiritual purposes, a category that includes ibogaine and ayahuasca. The first hearing on the topic was scheduled for Tuesday night; a vote could come next month. The resolution had significant support—City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told the Chronicle she backed it—and both Kaplan and Council Member Noel Gallo, who introduced it, said they were

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