D.C. voters could decide whether etheogenic plants and fungi should be “low priority” for law enforcement.
The D.C. Board of Elections accepted a ballot initiative Wednesday to decriminalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms and plants.
The initiative would make enforcing drug laws related to psychedelics a “low priority” for law enforcement.
Melissa Lavasani, a mother of two, proposed the initiative. She told board members how consuming mushrooms for postpartum depression saved her life and improved her well-being after conventional approaches failed.
"I was suicidal," said Lavasani. "And I had two little kids at home who needed me."
Proponents must now gather 25,000 signatures by July 1 to get the initiative on the November ballot.