Washington, D.C. Voters Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization In Nation’s Capital, Campaign Announces

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Washington, D.C. voters have approved a ballot initiative to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics in the nation’s capital, the campaign announced as local officials released preliminary results indicating passage. Under the new law, possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi will be among the District’s lowest law enforcement priorities. The jurisdiction is the fourth in the U.S. to enact the reform. Results tracker sponsored by ETFMG | MJ. “Initiative 81’s success was driven by grassroots support from D.C. voters. We are thrilled that D.C. residents voted to support common sense drug policy reforms that help end part of the war on drugs while ensuring that D.C. residents benefiting from plant and fungi medicines are not police targets,” Decriminalize Nature D.C. Chairwoman Melissa Lavasani said in a press release. Because Congress oversees policy in the capital city, the new D.C. psychedelics measure will go into effect after a 30-day review period during which time federal lawmakers have the opportunity to block the reform, as they once did with a voter-approved medical cannabis ballot initiative. Local advocates were encouraged by polling ahead of Election Day, with a survey released in September finding that three-in-five voters in the district were in…

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