Oakland, California jumps on the mushroom wagon

Oakland, California

As you may recall, last week we reported on Denver’s decision to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in May. Now, in a groundbreaking move, Oakland, the eight largest city in California has decided to follow suit. According to a report by the Associated Press, city officials have “voted to decriminalize adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other psychoactive plants” says Keenan Higgins of thesource.com. That means it’s time to celebrate mushroom and peyote enthusiasts!

Testimony

According to the report, the vote came following a series of testimonies were presented to the City Council. The statements came from residents who have over come a variety of mental issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and drug addiction.

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Magic Mushrooms

The Details

This ordinance, which was inspired by Denver’s vote back in May, covers a bit more than the lowly shroom. According to a report from Rolling Stone, this blanket ruling will “include psilocybin mushrooms primarily, in addition to those naturally derived from plants or fungi like ayahuasca, peyote and DMT.” Synthetic psychedelics such as MDMA and LSD are still considered illegal and remain a punishable offense.

Peyote

Councilwoman Noel Gallo says that an ordinance of this nature is not just for the benefit of the recreational and medicinal users. By decriminalizing natural psychedelics, it allows the Oakland Police to focus on more serious crimes.

What it means for Californians

Well, not much really.

Like the ruling in Denver, Oakland has decriminalized magic mushrooms, not made them legal, and also like Denver, they still remain an illegal substance according to state and federal law; but it is a step forward. Enthusiasts and advocates across the country are now on the edge of their seats waiting to see who is next.

The Legal Stuff

Myco Supply in no way encourages, the taking of, selling of, or growing of psilosybin mushrooms or any other fungi in their polyphyletic group. The growing of, selling of, or taking of any mushroom or fungus falling under the general label of “magic mushroom” is illegal and punishable by law.

Looking to start growing legally? Fancy yourself an amateur mycologist? Hop on over to our shop to get started. Have questions? Contact one of our knowledgeable staff here.

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