Denver Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms

by Admin on May 8, 2019

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A referendum to make Denver the first city in America to decriminalize magic mushrooms passed by a narrow margin, with 51% of voters approving it.

Activists who pushed the ballot initiative praised the psychedelic substance’s ability to alleviate depression and symptoms of PTSD.

Although the initiative does not legalize the possession, sale, or production of psilocybin mushrooms, it does make the drug the “lowest law enforcement priority” in Denver, which effectively decriminalizes its use among those 21 and older.

The drug, which is known to alter perceptions of reality and cause hallucinations, is still considered a Schedule 1 substance in the US, defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”.

Thailand’s drug laws classify psychadelic mushrooms as a Schedule V drug under the Thai Narcotics Control Act, meaning those convicted of possession could face up to five years in jail.

Both the city of Denver and the state of Colorado as a whole have a strong libertarian history when it comes to drug laws.

Denver was the first state to decriminalize weed all the way back in 2005, while Colorado became the first state to fully legalize marijuana in 2012.

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