Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics, Map Shows

The movement to decriminalize psychedelics has spread so rapidly this year that it can be hard to keep track. But Decriminalize Nature, the group coordinating many of these initiatives, is up to the task.

The group recently shared a map with the most up-to-date information about which cities activists are targeting for efforts to remove or reduce penalties for substances like psilocybin and ibogaine, along with the status of those campaigns. All told, the map shows nearly 100 jurisdictions where decriminalization is either being considered or is already in motion.

That’s significant progress considering that Denver became the first city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms just six months ago—a move that was followed by a unanimous City Council vote in Oakland to remove criminal penalties for a wide range of psychedelic substances such as ayahuasca and mescaline.

The bulk of cities featured on the map are in the very early stages of advancing reform, with most being identified with a cream colored pin that means activists in those jurisdictions have reached out to Decriminalize Nature and received the group’s information packet about next steps.

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