Voters in Detroit chose to end the criminalization of magic mushrooms on Election Night, adding their city to the growing ranks of jurisdictions where the substance is decriminalized. 

On Tuesday, Detroiters voted in favor of passing Proposition E which allows for the decriminalization of entheogenic plants and fungi, the scientific name for substances like magic mushrooms and ayahuasca. The initiative received 53,000, or 61.08%, votes favoring decriminalization, handing advocates of the proposal a victory. 

State Senator Adam Hollier hailed the passage of Proposition E as a step towards ending the War on Drugs and reducing its worst impacts on communities of color in the United States. Decriminalize Nature Michigan, a supporter of the measure, told Michigan Live praised what they called "amazing turnout" by Detroit residents, adding that it provided "the momentum we needed to keep going."

Under the measure, possession of magic mushrooms has been moved to the lowest possible enforcement level for Detroit Police. An individual can still be arrested for possession but only if it is linked to another crime. 

At the state and federal levels, the substance is still considered illegal. Hollier, the state senator, is currently pushing a bill in the Michigan state legislature to decriminalize the manufacture, possession, delivery, and use of entheogenic plants and fungi while allowing them to be researched in the state. However, commercial sales and production would still be criminalized.

Detroit joins a growing club of jurisdictions that have no decriminalized magic mushrooms at a state or local level. 

Denver, the first state that decriminalized marijuana, was also the first city to decriminalize mushrooms too. Oregon became the first state to legalize the substance for therapy and decriminalize possession. California too may vote on a ballot measure in 2022 that would after the state greenlit a signature-gathering initiative in September.