Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–921.52. Policy regarding investigation and arrest for offenses involving entheogenic plants and fungi.

(a) For purposes of this section, the term "entheogenic plant and fungus" means any plant or fungus of any species in which there is naturally occurring any of the following substances in any form, which would cause such plant or fungus to be described in § 48-902.04(3): ibogaine, dimethyltryptamine, mescaline, psilocybin, or psilocyn.

(b) The Metropolitan Police Department shall make the investigation and arrest of persons 18 years of age or older for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with, and/or possessing entheogenic plants and fungi that are listed in § 48-902.04, as among its lowest enforcement priorities.

(c) Nothing in this section shall affect the priority of enforcing any provision of subchapter III-A of Chapter 22 of Title 50 or of § 48-904.07a.


(Mar. 16, 2021, D.C. Law 23-268, § 3, 68 DCR 001376.)

Editor's Notes

This section was created by Initiative No. 81, the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, D.C. Law 23-268, March 16, 2021, 68 DCR 1376.