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Michigan city passes a measure 

to decriminalize Psychedelics

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Legal Developments

TLDR: Boom 💣, and just like that the fourth city in Michigan passes a measure to decriminalize Psychedelics. This shift towards decriminalization recognizes the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelics for conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. The new measures make using or possessing these substances the lowest law enforcement priority.

What is going on?

Four Michigan cities, Ferndale, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Hazel Park are decriminalizing the use and possession of psychedelic plants and fungi like psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, and DMT.

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This means that people won’t be punished for using or having these drugs as long as they’re not selling them or causing harm to others.

So why did they do this? Well, it turns out (big surprise) that psychedelics might be helpful for individuals who have mental health issues, including, but not limited to, dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, and much more. Studies have shown that these drugs can positively affect mental health and that people can have safe and positive experiences with them when used correctly.

So what does this mean?

How does it work when a city decriminalizes but a state doesn’t? 🤔

The change in legal status makes it the lowest law enforcement priority to investigate and arrest people for “planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, or engaging with” psychedelic plants.

By decriminalizing psychedelics, these cities are recognizing:

● People should have the right to make their own decisions about their health and well-being. 

● Using drugs isn’t always harmful or dangerous – in fact, it can be something that’s fun and positive, as long as it’s done in a responsible way.

Overall, this is a great step in the right direction and adds a tally to the movement for decriminalization and, eventually, legalization.

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As an Earth grounded far-out experiencer, Mr. Mush Man is a prolific writer and researcher in all things "psychedelic." He enjoys long walks in the galactic void while learning about others' experiences.


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