Seattle is now in the process of legalizing psychedelics, heres what to know – Curiocity

Posted: September 16, 2021 at 6:09 am

First, it was marijuana and now its psychedelics. In an exciting move, Seattle is finally working towarddecriminalizing the possession of psychedelics like magic mushrooms, LSD, and more. Its a move thats been made in other cities across the nation like Denver, Oakland, and Cambridge. Sounds pretty great right? Heres what to know.

The process of decriminalizing psychedelics has actually been in the works for a while. On June 8th, 2021, 7 out of 9 Seattle City Council Members signeda letter to investigate the potential benefits of psychedelics for therapeutic uses. The states Overdose Emergency and Innovative Recovery (OEIR) responded with a recommendation to decriminalize psychedelic substances at the state level.

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Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (@CMAndrewJLewis) September 8, 2021

Yesterday, City Council member Andrew Lewis hosted an online information session with testimonials from doctors and psychedelic users on how the substances have been beneficial to them. Its a great way to learn about this issue if its something that youre unsure about and lack general knowledge in. But the general consensus of this session is that these substances in conjunction with therapy can be incredibly beneficial to those facing mental health issues.

Not to mention, psychedelics arent addictive, they dont trigger a dopamine response in the users brain. So that means both users of the therapy and Seattlites can rest easy knowing that this legalization wont create further issues down the road. Its an exciting time for Seattle and it looks like the ball will get rolling pretty quickly on legalization.

There is currently no set timeline for the drafting of an ordinance but it is possible that action could be made before the end of the year. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled because psychedelic therapy could be just around the corner in Washington.

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