(CNN)You may not see them popping up in dispensaries yet, but Oakland just allowed the use of "magic mushrooms" and other natural psychedelics.
Oakland residents won't be busted for using 'magic mushrooms' and other psychedelic drugs
On Tuesday, Oakland's City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the use of 'shrooms and other natural psychedelic or hallucinogenic drugs, including cacti, becoming the second city in the country to take this step.
The drugs still aren't necessarily legal, but the resolution means police cannot impose criminal penalties for using the natural drugs or use any city funds to investigate or enforce the criminal penalties. Even people currently being prosecuted for these kinds of drugs are now off the hook, according to the resolution.
Denver was the first city to enact this kind of ordinance, in May. But Oakland's goes further: where Denver's ordinance was focused on '"magic mushrooms" -- which contain psilocybin -- Oakland is decriminalizing any plant or fungi that has hallucinogenic or pschedelic properties. That's a first for any US city, but it doesn't apply to drugs such as LSD or MDMA, which are synthetic.
The resolution was introduced by City Council member Noel Gallo and backed by Decriminalize Nature Oakland, a group that promotes natural psychedelics for health benefits.
In Gallo's agenda report, he referenced the use of peyote in Native American communities. The evening of the resolution's signing, over 100 people testified about the way natural psychedelics have helped them.
Gallo is from a Native American family, and he told CNN these kinds of natural psychedelics were familiar to him while growing up in Oakland.
"We didn't go to Walgreens for medication," he said. "My grandma