The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a measure this week to decriminalize some psychedelic drugs and substances.
“The measure will make it so that Seattle’s police will consider it among its lowest priorities to arrest anyone for the use of ‘entheogens,’ drugs similar to psilocybin that are often used for spiritual purposes, according to the council’s virtual meeting. Psilocybin, a mind-altering drug also referred to as ‘shrooms,’ is categorized by the federal government as a Schedule 1 drug, the most restrictive group,” reports The Hill.
Seattle Just Became the Latest City to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs. Seattle's city council voted unanimously to decimalize psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in psychedelic mushrooms—and related plant-derived drugs like ayahuasca, Bloomberg reports. pic.twitter.com/TrspqYai4E
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“These nonaddictive natural substances have real potential in clinical and therapeutic settings to make a really significant difference in people’s lives,” Council member Andrew Lewis said before the vote. “This resolution really sets the stage as the first significant action in the state of Washington to move this policy forward.”
Seattle’s city council voted unanimously to decriminalize psilocybin https://t.co/3U066u2KcB
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“There’s a huge demonstrated potential for these substances to provide cutting-edge treatments for substance abuse, recovery from brain injuries and other issues,” Lewis told the news outlet. “I want to make sure we’re following the science in our policies around regulating these substances.”
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ANARCHY in THE USA: DOJ Designates NYC, Seattle, Portland as ‘Anarchist’ Zones that ‘Permit Violence’
The Department of Justice fired a warning shot at the most liberal cities in America Monday morning; designating New York City, Seattle, and Portland as “anarchist jurisdictions” that “permit violence” against property.
“In a statement, the agency hit leaders of the three cities for rejecting federal law enforcement assistance in quelling protests while pointing to ongoing demonstrations that have continued for weeks over the treatment of Black Americans by law enforcement,” reports The Hill.
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New York City “has permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities,” leading to its designation as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” writes the DOJ.
“Rather than idle words, the designation has potential financial consequences. President Trump issued a memo earlier this month directing the DOJ to identify jurisdictions that, in its view, were not enforcing the law appropriately. Designated cities could lose their federal funding,” reports NBC New York.
“I believe the President is fundamentally a bully, which I’ve said too many times, and I’ve known him very well for a very long period of time. It doesn’t work in New York because you can’t bully New Yorkers. We just don’t get bullied,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
AUTONOMOUS? Seattle Zone Asks for ‘Needed Supplies’ Like Clothes, Ice, Cigarettes, Lotion, Shoes, MORE…
Protesters in Seattle posted a list of necessary supplies running short in the “autonomous zone” in the heart of the city; asking for everyday items like Gatorade, shoes, bedding, folding chairs, pillows, and more.
“I just want to remind all that when you create an ‘autonomous zone,’ you don’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that you are rebelling against. Kind of defeats the meaning of ‘autonomous,’” posted Rep. Dan Crenshaw on social media.
I just want to remind all that when you create an “autonomous zone,” you don’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that you are rebelling against.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 13, 2020
Seattle’s embattled Police Chief had an “epiphany” over the weekend after attending George Floyd protests; saying “policing will never be the same.”
“I was looking at the 60,000 people that were there, signs saying, you know, defund the police, stop police brutality, you know, no qualified immunity. And there were thousands of people carrying those particular signs,” said Chief Carmen Best.
“And I just realized it was a moment, an epiphany, that this is a pivotal moment in history. We are going to move in a different direction and policing will never be the same as it was before,” she added.
“We need to re-imagine and re-figure out how we’re going to move forward as a country and as an organization to make things better for everybody,” she said during the interview with “Face the Nation.”
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