City lawmakers of San Francisco have introduced legislation that would significantly move forward the decriminalization of psychedelic substances.
The bill will hopefully reduce non-violent drug prosecution, and make it easier for health practitioners to utilize the powerful therapeutic benefits which substances like psilocybin, ketamine, and DMT have been proven to have.
It’s not a total legalization of use and possession, nor even a total decriminalization of use and possession. The exact text of the bill is as follows.
“City resources not be used for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution” related to use of “Entheogenic Plants listed on the Federally Controlled Substances Schedule 1 list.”
Supervisors Dean Preston (District 5) and cosponsor Supervisor Hillary Ronen (District 9) introduced the resolution on July 26, but with the state senate in recesses until September 1st, they will have plenty of time to consider the benefits amid an epidemic of mental health problems in America.
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San Francisco Will Consider Ending the Prosecution of Psychedelic Drug Use