Psychedelic mushrooms

A bowl full of different types of psychedelic mushrooms at Zide Door, the Church of Entheogenic Plants in Oakland. San Francisco is considering legislation that would decriminalize possession of psilocybin and other entheogenic plants such as mescaline.

The Bay Area is no stranger to psychedelic drugs. The region attained an almost mythical status for its LSD-infused counterculture in the 1960s. And recently, legislators are aiming to decriminalize psychedelics and academics are researching the drugs’ ability to treat mental health issues.

On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisors Dean Preston and Hillary Ronen introduced legislation that would would decriminalize use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants such as mescaline.

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