Oakland could be next city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

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LONDON – JULY 18: Magic Mushrooms sit in a fridge on July 18, 2005 in London, England. The sale of fresh mushrooms has been prohibited as of today due to the reclassification of the drug to Class A. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

The Oakland City Council has voted in favor of decriminalizing natural hallucinogenics, including “magic mushrooms.”

The item will go before the full City Council on June 4.

The resolution introduced by Councilman Noel Gallo applies only to psychedelics derived from plants or fungi.

The resolution would reportedly instruct police to stop investigating and prosecuting people using the drugs. 

The measure is scheduled for a public hearing before City Council’s public safety committee Tuesday night. 

Earlier this month, Denver, Colorado became the first city to approve a city ordinance decriminalizing hallucinogenic mushrooms.

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