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Ann Arbor City Council Votes 11-0 to Decriminalize Entheogenic Plants

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Read the original article here.  Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously Monday night, Sept. 21, in favor of a resolution declaring it’s the city’s lowest law enforcement priority to investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing entheogenic plants or plant compounds.

The resolution does not authorize or enable the commission of any crimes, council members said, and any significant violation of state or federal law or any use of entheogenic plants that poses a threat to public health, safety and welfare still could result in city law enforcement involvement.

Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor, or DNA2,   has been lobbying city officials to take up the issue. Checkout their website here

 DNA2’s mission is “To improve human health and societal well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community education and advocacy.Their purpose is to decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature, and improve human health, hope, and well-being.

Why should we decriminalize entheogenic plants you ask? DNA2 has an answer for that, read all 10 here. The very first argument is for American liberty and personal freedom. According to their website, “Human beings and American citizens have an unalienable natural right to use plants of their choice. Prosecution for possession of natural plants shall become the lowest law enforcement priority.”

 

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