Well folks, its official, shrooms are legal in Seattle. Yep, the magic kind. Seattle is now the largest US city that allows both cultivation and consumption of mushrooms and other psychedelics for non-commercial reasons. Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution this past Monday to decriminalize an array of psychedelics.
If this is news to you, decriminalizing psychedelics has actually been in the works for a while. On June 8th, 2021, 7 out of 9 Seattle City Council Members signed a letter to investigate the potential benefits of psychedelics for therapeutic uses. The state’s Overdose Emergency and Innovative Recovery (OEIR) responded with a recommendation to decriminalize psychedelic substances at the state level. And here we are today with the official decriminalization of an array of psychedelic substances.
— Decrim Nature Seattle (@DecrimNatureSEA) October 4, 2021
But what does that actually mean? Basically, the resolution only acts as a recommendation to the Seattle Police Department. That means mushrooms and other psychedelic substances like ayahuasca are “among Seattle’s lowest law enforcement priorities.” So it’s still a bit of a grey area but it is a step in the right direction nonetheless.
It will likely be a while before the nation as a whole is ready to completely decriminalize mushrooms and other psychedelics. So while this news is exciting please continue use to use your best judgment. You can read the resolution here.