The movement to decriminalize psychedelics is gaining traction across the U.S.—and beyond—following successful campaigns to reform psilocybin laws in Denver and Oakland.
According to Decriminalize Nature—the group behind the Oakland resolution to decriminalize not just psilocybin but other psychedelic substances including ayahuasca, mescaline and ibogaine that was unanimously approved earlier this month—activists from more than half of the states in the U.S. have already reached out expressing interest in pursuing a similar model in their own cities.
Members of neighboring Berkeley’s City Council are among those who connected with the organization and they’re set to have a meeting about the issue on Thursday.
Decriminalize Nature created an “advocacy leader board” to show the areas that are most actively seeking guidance on reforming psychedelics laws. Berkeley is at the top of the chart, but the Bay Area and Colorado are far from alone in the growing psychedelics reform movement.