DC Democratic Party Endorses Psychedelics Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

DC Democratic Party Endorses Psychedelics Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

The District of Columbia Democratic Party is formally endorsing a measure to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics such as psilocybin and ayahuasca that’s on the ballot in the nation’s capital. During a general body meeting last week, the chief petitioner of Decriminalize Nature D.C. gave a presentation on Initiative 81, and delegates then discussed the measure before agreeing to endorse it in a 23-10 vote. Under the measure, possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi would be among the district’s lowest law enforcement priorities. If voters approve it in November, D.C. will become the fourth jurisdiction in the U.S. to have enacted the policy change. “Following a robust discussion between members of our organization and representatives from the Campaign to Decriminalize Nature DC, our Party passed a resolution in support of Initiative 81,” D.C. Democratic Party Chairman Charles Wilson said in a press release. “This initiative can help people struggling from mental illness and other afflictions who have found healing through entheogenic medicines, while moving us closer to ending the War on Drugs.” Thank you @DCDemocrats for supporting #Initiative81! Read the full press release from the DC Democratic Party on the resolution in support of Initiative 81 here: https://t.co/fGMwV3mqcW — DecrimNatureDC (@DecrimNatureDC) October 3, 2020 The psychedelics reform movement has spread rapidly across the country since Denver became the first city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms last year. Decriminalize Nature D.C. Chair Melissa Lavasani, who led the presentation to the body, said the group’s measure “will help ensure that…

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