Port Townsend woman seeks decriminalization of ‘magic’ mushrooms

PORT TOWNSEND — In public comment after comment, the message has been read in local government meetings: Decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in Port Townsend.

These fungi, the numerous commenters write, can be helpful, not harmful — even as the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies it as a Schedule 1 illegal drug, making anyone found with it a felon.

Port Townsend Psychedelic Society cofounder Erin Reading, like the rest of the writers, calls on the Port Townsend City Council to pass a resolution that would place possession of these “magic” mushrooms at the bottom of local law enforcement’s priority list.

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