Are legalized psilocybin mushrooms the next big thing?
Oakland recently became the second city in the United States to decriminalize the consumption and ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms
Oakland recently became the second city in the United States—Denver is the other one—to decriminalize the consumption and ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, recognized by the federal government as a schedule one drug. Schedule one drugs are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse or drugs that have no recognized medical uses. However, advocates of this movement argue that these naturally occurring fungi have been used by many cultures for centuries for religious and medical purposes, and that argument prevailed by a narrow margin in a city council vote.
In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the matter and what it means for law enforcement in the Bay Area.