In a world where psychedelics like mushrooms are often associated with counterculture hippies and the "reckless youth" of the '60s and '70s, you might be surprised to know that at least 3 Michigan cities have decriminalized the use and growth of "magic mushrooms". And it looks like more psychedelics could be added to the list, or even legalized statewide.

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Hazel Park is the latest city to boldly step into the trippy spotlight, becoming the third city in Michigan to remove criminal charges associated with the possession and use of psychedelic plants and psilocybin mushrooms. Additionally, there is a statewide movement gaining momentum, with advocates rallying for a ballot measure to extend this decriminalization across the entire Wolverine State.

Michigan's 3 Cities That Have Decriminalized Psychedelic Mushrooms

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Michigan's Hazel Park joined Ann Arbor and Detroit in making magic mushrooms legal, representing 3 of the country's 14 cities that have embraced similar legislation. Oregon stands alone as the only state to make entheogenic drugs legal across the board for medical use. Could Michigan be next?

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Moss Herberholz, a grad student and psychedelics advocate from the University of Michigan, emphasized in a recent interview with Bridge Michigan the importance of making these banned substances legal across the country. Herberholz says that beyond the medical settings, it's about reducing the risk faced for therapeutic or recreational use.

The Difference Between 'Legal' and 'Decriminalized' in Michigan

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So what's the difference between decriminalizing and legalizing? While the legal status remains a battle to be fought with the feds, decriminalization in Hazel Park, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, you can't be arrested for using entheogens.

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It looks like Michigan may be part of a psychedelic revolution that is gaining momentum but, it looks like it's far from over. Beyond mushrooms, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy) is moving closer to becoming legalized, as the US Food and Drug Administration may consider reviewing the drug's medicinal benefits. Stay tuned Michigan, this hallucinogenic journey is just getting started.

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