Portland Activists Begin Gathering Signatures For Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure

Portland Activists Begin Gathering Signatures For Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure

Activists in Portland, Oregon have officially started collecting signatures for a measure to locally decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics such as psilocybin and ayahuasca. The proposed ballot initiative, which was submitted in October, would prohibit the use of city funds to assist in the enforcement of laws against personal possession and cultivation of entheogenic plants and fungi. The initiative stipulates that Portland cannot adopt any laws prohibiting or regulating the possession, cultivation or distribution of these substances for personal use. Decriminalize Nature Portland, the group behind the campaign, needs to collect 37,638 valid signatures from voters in order to qualify for the ballot. Holly Sullivan, a volunteer coordinator for the group, told Marijuana Moment that their plan is to gather more than the needed total by the deadline of July 6 using “a combination of diligent volunteers and full-time paid organizers.” “The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re looking to expand our forces and our team in order to mobilize and inspire,” she said. “We’re so grateful to the people of Portland for getting us this far on 100 percent people power.” Part of the reason the group is able to get started with signature gathering…

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