Seattle Decriminalizes Psychedelics Joining Denver, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C

Seattle became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize entheogens – widely known as psychedelics – with the passage of Resolution 32021 on Monday. Under the resolution, which was approved unanimously, “the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of anyone engaging in entheogen-related activities should be among Seattle’s lowest law enforcement priorities.”

This measure follows current enforcement rules of the Seattle Police Department that disallow the detention or arrest of individuals or confiscation of drugs simply on suspicion of possessing psychedelics. The new rules aim to protect “individuals who cultivate entheogens for use in religious, spiritual, healing, or personal growth practices.”

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis, who introduced the measure, thanked his colleagues …

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