The Libertarian Party of Maryland endorses Decriminalize Nature Baltimore & DC Initiative 81
On October 17, the Libertarian Party of Maryland passed two resolution in support of the decriminalization of ethenogens. Ethenogens are chemical substances, typically plants, that are ingested to produce a nonordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes. Initiative 81 is a DC voter initiative that will appear on the November ballot. If passed, Initiative 81 would make the enforcement of laws against natural plant medicines (entheogens) among the lowest law enforcement priorities, helping thousands of DC residents who currently fear arrest or prosecution. Decriminalize Nature Baltimore is a local affiliate of the same nature. The following resolutions were passed:
Resolution 1. Initiative 81 is a referendum organized by Washington D.C. residents with the help of Decriminalize Nature DC to make enforcing bans on psychedelic plants the lowest priority for police. This change would help thousands of D.C. residents suffering from anxiety, PTSD, addiction, or depression who currently fear arrest or prosecution for pursuing healing through natural, entheogenic substances. The initiative has the support of prominent medical professionals, police officers, and D.C. residents. The Libertarian Party of Maryland endorses Initiative 81.
Resolution 2. The Libertarian Party of Maryland endorses Decriminalize Nature Baltimore.