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City Of Ann Arbor Decriminalizes Psychedelic Plants

Sep 22, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council approved a resolution that decriminalizes psychedelic plants.  

Magic Mushrooms and other psychedelic plants are now considered low-priority substances for investigation and reason for arrest in the City of Ann Arbor.  City Council Member Anne Bannister from the first ward says the new measure will allow health professionals to use psychedelic plants for medical use.

Council Member Anne Bannister: Therapists and researchers can feel more assured that that they can use these tools in their work, without being worried that law enforcement is coming specifically to get them because of these. 

While psychedelic plants are now considered low priority substances in Ann Arbor, the resolution states that if the substances are used in a matter that poses a threat to public safety, it could result in law enforcement involvement.  Council has yet to discuss in detail what the resolution means for recreational use.   

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu