DC Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics Delays Signatures Gathering Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

DC Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics Delays Signatures Gathering Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The campaign to decriminalize psychedelics in Washington, D.C. has delayed the approval of a petition circulation date out of concern over the coronavirus outbreak. At advocates’ request, the Board of Elections voted 2-0 on Thursday to allow the postponement, agreeing with concerns outlined by Decriminalize Nature D.C. The tentative new date for circulation approval is April 1. Last week, the group sent a letter to the mayor and local legislators, requesting that they pass emergency legislation allowing for campaigns to collect signatures online to avoid the thousands of in-person interactions that would come with direct, physical signature gathering. The Campaign is going to pause for the next month. We will not be petitioning, training petition circulators, or engaging with the public in such a way that we could spread the COVID-19 virus. This is for your safety and the safety of fellow DC voters. https://t.co/F97uZJYZfV — DecrimNatureDC (@DecrimNatureDC) March 12, 2020 So far, lawmakers have not acted on that request, and so Decriminalize Nature D.C. said in the meantime it is launching an online portal for local voters to sign a petition expressing support for the initiative. Campaign spokesperson Seth Rosenberg told Marijuana Moment the point of the petition is to underscore public sentiment in favor of the reform move. Signatures submitted through that petition will not be considered valid signatures that the campaign could use to qualify their measure for the ballot, but will help generate a list of voters who the campaign can get formal signatures from at…

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