Carlos Plazola of Decrim Nature on Plant Medicines and the Legal System | The Lex Files | Ep. 17

Written By: Lex Pelger

Oct 7, 2020

In 2019, Decrim Nature helped pass a measure in Oakland that decriminalized adult use of plant medicines, effectively directing law enforcement not to investigate or prosecute people for use of psychoactive plants and fungi. This legislative victory has sparked a legalization movement around the world. 

Carlos Plazola has been at the forefront of this movement from the beginning. In this episode of “The Lex Files,” Plazola tells Lex about the transformative experience on mushrooms 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. 

Decrim Nature’s website: 

Plazola’s op-ed on applying the lessons of legal cannabis to psychedelic decriminalization: