Detroit voters will decide on Tuesday whether to decriminalize magic mushrooms and other entheogenic substances

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Tuesday, Nov. 2 is Detroit's general election. One of the proposals voters will decide on is Proposal E.

Proposal E "would decriminalize to the fullest extent permitted under Michigan law the personal possession and therapeutic use of Entheogenic Plants by adults and make the personal possession and therapeutic use of Entheogenic Plants by adults the city's lowest law-enforcement priority."

"Entheogenic" plants and substances include psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, ayahuasca, and iboga.

Last year, Ann Arbor's City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize entheogenic plants and mushrooms, noting their possible effectiveness in treating mental health disorders and the fact that they have been used by cultures for medicinal and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years.

Other cities including Denver, Colorado, and Oakland, California, have also moved to decriminalize entheogenic substances.

You can learn more about Detroit's general election in our election guide.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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