According to a report by Marijuana moment, Justin Cummins, the city vice mayor of Santa Cruz, introduced a resolution concerning the possession, use, and cultivation of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin mushrooms. The resolution would make the substances a low priority for law enforcement.
Further, he shared with marijuana moment that plants and fungi with psychedelic properties have been used by indigenous communities for thousands of years, and we should not treat people who use and research these substances as criminals. Rather, we are just beginning to understand the health benefits of these substances, and the city has several organizations that conduct research on use of psychedelics.
A resolution is up for consideration, and it recommends that the use of psychedelics for medical or spiritual purposes is done in consultation with a and under the supervision of trained medical professionals.