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🍄 Get your Magic Mushrooms in Denver!
« on: May 06, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
https://www.salon.com/2019/05/06/denver-is-set-to-vote-on-decriminalizing-hallucinogenic-psilocybin-mushrooms_partner/


Denver is set to vote on decriminalizing hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms
Initiative 301 — which is on Tuesday’s ballot — would not make psilocybin mushrooms fully legal in Denver

Alex Henderson
May 6, 2019 3:34PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
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The movement to legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana has grown considerably in recent years in the United States. Denver has become one of the top cities for marijuana reform, and this week, voters in Colorado’s largest city will have a chance to vote on how another drug is regulated: hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms.

If approved, Initiative 301 — which is on Tuesday’s ballot in Denver — would not make psilocybin mushrooms fully legal in that city, but would decriminalize them. Initiative 301 is only on the ballot in Denver. It is not a statewide initiative, although it could possibly lead to a statewide initiative at some point if it passes.

One of the most ardent proponents of psilocybin decriminalization in Denver is Kevin Matthews, campaign manager for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative. According to the Washington Post, Matthews has used psilocybin to fight clinical depression—and the Denver Psilocybin Initiative has raised about $45,000 so far.

The movement to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver has both its supporters and its opponents. Supporters of Initiative 301 range from liberals and progressives to right-wing libertarians. The Libertarian Party has been staunchly opposed to the War on Drugs and pushed for legalization of all drugs, including hard drugs.

Beth McCann, Denver’s district attorney, and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, both Democrats, are among the opponents of Initiative 301.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/09/721660053/in-close-vote-denver-becomes-first-u-s-city-to-decriminalize-psychedelic-mushroo

In Close Vote, Denver Becomes 1st U.S. City To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

May 9, 20193:22 AM ET

Esther Honig

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The director of the Denver campaign told NPR that the results from the vote shows that society's perception of psychedelics has changed.
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Denver voters narrowly approved a grassroots ballot initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, commonly referred to as psychedelic mushrooms.

What appeared to be a failed effort on the evening of Tuesday's referendum made an unexpected comeback the following afternoon, when Denver election officials released the final count. It showed a slim majority of 50.56% voted in favor of Ordinance 301.

The action doesn't legalize psilocybin mushrooms, but it effectively bars the city from prosecuting or arresting adults 21 or older who possess them. In the ballot language, adults can even grow the fungus for personal use and be considered a low priority for Denver police. The changes could take effect as soon as next year.

What happened in Denver may be the start of a much larger movement, which seeks safe access to psilocybin for its purported medicinal value. Supporters point to research suggesting psilocybin is not addictive and causes few ER visits compared with other illegal drugs. Ongoing medical research shows it could be a groundbreaking medicine for treatment-resistant depression and to help curb nicotine addiction.
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In Iowa, a Republican lawmaker recently proposed two bills to remove the drug from the state's list of controlled substances. And in Oregon and California, campaigns are working to get similar issues on the ballot for the 2020 elections.

Kevin Matthews, director of the Denver campaign, often recounted his personal experience of using mushrooms to treat what he described as a crippling depression. He told NPR that the results from the Denver vote shows that society's perception of psychedelics has changed.

"Our victory today is a clear signal to the rest of the country that Americans are ready for a conversation around psilocybin," he said.

Officials with the DEA office in Denver said they will continue prosecuting cases of psilocybin possession and trafficking. Under federal law, it remains a Schedule 1 drug that's considered to have "no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse."
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Hmm... Looks like good news, but it's actually pretty depressing:
You see, I'm of the same persuasion as Bill Hicks was; I'm a real h a r d l i n e r on this issue.

 I think they should be a mandatory rite of passage and the most potent of enlightening tool to lift people out of their indoctrination quagmire... 
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Re: 🍄 Get your Magic Mushrooms in Denver!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 05:07:37 AM »
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