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Oakland Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, Natural Psychedelic Drugs

The City of Oakland’s supervisors voted on Tuesday to decriminalize “magic mushrooms” and other natural psychedelic drugs, becoming the second city in the U.S. to do so after Denver voters approved a similar ballot measure last month.

magic mushrooms (Jan Daniels / AFP / Getty)

Security Experts Concerned by Silicon Valley’s Push for ‘Vote by Phone’ Elections

Silicon Valley investors have already gotten some election officials to begin using “vote by phone” technology, and hope that the concept will flourish, eventually becoming the new standardized voting procedure. Experts in coding and cryptography, however, are concerned over the tech innovation, warning that it will introduce more problems than it will solve.

A growing line of voters, right, wait as others fill out their paper ballots in privacy voting booths, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Ridgeland, Miss. Voters have a number of races to consider, including judiciary and federal offices and some local issues. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)