Drug decriminalization and legalization was the big winner of 2020. Specifically, psychedelic drug decriminalization has rapidly picked up steam over the past year and a half ever since Denver decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms. Since then, efforts to lessen penalties on all naturally occurring psychedelics have born fruit in Ann Arbor Michigan, Oakland California, Santa Cruz California and recently got it’s biggest victory with the state of Oregon voting for the first ever medical legalization of psilocybin and with psychedelics being decriminalized in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The effort has been led by the grassroots organization, Decriminalize Nature. Oregon decriminalized all illegal drugs as well.
Likewise, Marijuana prohibition took a big hit as well. Montana, Arizona, New Jersey and South Dakota all voted to legalize recreational cannabis with Mississippi legalizing medical cannabis. Decriminalization efforts are underway in various other illegal states like Pennsylvania and Florida.