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Carlos Plazola of Decrim Nature on Plant Medicines and the Legal System

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In 2019 Decrim Nature Oakland helped to pass a measure that made plant medicines the lowest priority for the police force and defunded enforcement. Their legislative victory has sparked others – and now there are dozens of branches of this movement sprouting throughout the world.

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And Carlos Plazola was there from the beginning. Today he tells Lex about the mushroom trip that inspired him to embark on this mission of healing, why we need to reconnect with ancient traditions, and how he works with human power structures to achieve healthy social goals.


His op-ed on applying the lessons of legal cannabis to psychedelic decriminalization: