The Campaign to Decriminalize Nature is an electoral and educational campaign to inform District of Columbia residents about the value of entheogenic plants and fungi and the intention to propose a resolution to decriminalize our relationship to nature.
Decriminalize Nature refers to entheogenic plants, fungi, and natural sources (as defined herein), such as mushrooms, cacti, iboga containing plants and /or extracted combinations of plants similar to Ayahuasca; and limited to those containing the following types of compounds: indole amines, tryptamines, phenethylamines.
List of Entheogenic Plants and Fungi
These are the most prolific plants and fungi examples, but this list is not exhaustive. As new research and understanding of plants, fungi, and natural sources continues this list may expand. For additional information review “Plants of the Gods” by R.E. Schultes, A. Hoffman and C. Ratsch.
1. Any cactus or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of plant extractions, which can be tested for natural phenethylamine compounds such as found in:
- Lophophora williamsii (Peyote)
- Echinopsis pachoni (San Pedro Cactus)
- Echinopsis peruviana (Peruvian Torch)
- Echinopsis lageniformis(Bolivian Torch)
- and related cacti
2. Any Mushroom or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of fungi extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
- Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata
- Panaeolus cinctulus
- Gymnopilus braendlei (Discovered in DC!)
- Psilocybe cubensis
- Psilocybe allenii
- Psilocybe cyanescens
- and related fungi
3. Any plants containing Ibogaine or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of iboga extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
4. Any plants containing DMT or extracted materials such as teas (such as Ayahuasca) or dried results of DMT extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
- Psychotria viridis (often found in teas similar to ayahuasca)
- Mimosa tenuiflora
- Diplopterys cabrerana
- Acacia varieties, such as:
- Phalaris aquatica
- Phalaris arundinacea
Note: These materials can be precisely identified via existing laboratory analysis methods. For those who do not have access to laboratory equipment, we recommend the Dancesafe Testing Kits.