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Support for psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants is growing.

Michigan activists rally at the state capitol on Tuesday to support the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants.

The Michigan Initiative for Community Healing and Decriminalize Nature Michigan are hosting the 11:11 a.m. to 2:22 p.m. rally at the Capitol Building in Lansing to raise awareness about natural psychedelics and lobby lawmakers ahead of the midterm elections in November.

“We believe for the people, by the people, and recognize that the law of nature is greater than the law of man,” the groups said on Facebook. “We also want to lead our state towards a policy based on compassion, fairness, inclusion and common sense. Our campaign focuses on four key points: entheogenic freedom, social justice, cognitive freedom and reconnection with nature. »

At the rally, the groups launch a push-to-vote campaign to support candidates who support decriminalization.

The rally organizers are also looking for volunteers to help out.

The groups plan to launch a ballot initiative in 2024 to decriminalize entheogens, which include the mushrooms psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, peyote and mescaline.

At the state and federal levels, it is illegal to possess entheogenic plants and fungi.

In recent years, cities across the United States, including Detroit, Hazel Park and Ann Arbor in Michigan, have decriminalized entheogenesis locally as a growing movement touts the benefits of psychedelic plants and mushrooms on mental health, as well as their roles in Aboriginal culture. medicinal and spiritual practices.

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