Detroit could become one of the next Michigan cities to decriminalize psychedelics, with the reform proposal making the local ballot for this November.
While Detroit is the largest city in the state in terms of population, it isn’t the only jurisdiction that activists are targeting.
The Ann Arbor City Council has already elected to make enforcement of laws prohibition psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca and DMT among the city’s lowest priorities—and lawmakers recently followed up by declaring September Entheogenic Plants and Fungi Awareness Month. Advocates also plan to introduce a reform resolution to the Grand Rapids City Council on Tuesday.
After Ann Arbor legislators passed a decriminalization resolution last year, the Washtenaw County prosecutor announced that his office will not be pursuing charges over possessing entheogenic plants and fungi, “regardless of the amount at issue.”
Growing psychedelic mushrooms by Talakay Pakay is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)