Three-In-Five DC Voters Support Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative, New Poll Finds

Three-In-Five DC Voters Support Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative, New Poll Finds

Three-in-five voters in Washington, D.C. are in favor of an initiative to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics, a new survey shows. Support for the measure increased significantly as more residents became informed about the proposal, rising nine percentage points since the last poll was conducted in April. Sixty percent of survey respondents said they would vote in favor of Initiative 81, which would make entheogenic substances such as psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca among the lowest local law enforcement priorities in the nation’s capital city. Only 24 percent said they would vote “no,” with an additional 16 percent undecided. Via FM3. “Today’s polling shows unequivocal support for ensuring DC residents using plant and fungi medicines to overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions are not law enforcement targets,” Melissa Lavasani, the chief petitioner of Initiative 81, said in a press release. “This polling also underpins what we learned talking to DC residents in all eight wards while collecting over 35,000 signatures to place Initiative 81 on the ballot.“ “It is clear that DC residents are ready to reform outdated laws for entheogenic substances,” she said. “Police priorities should reflect the growing body of research on the therapeutic benefits of entheogens rather than the failed war on drugs.” Over the last four months, awareness of the drug policy reform measure has tripled, according to FM3 Research, which conducted the poll of 620 likely D.C. voters from August 16-24. And after residents were given more information about the proposal in the survey,…

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