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Colorado voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize the possession and use of “magic” mushrooms and allow the creation of “healing centers” where people would be allowed to purchase and consume those substances.  The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday that the supporters of Initiative 58 had turned in enough signatures to qualify […]

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Colorado may be the next state to decriminalize “magic” mushrooms as new research shows potential benefits

It wasn’t just the painful tumors or medication that made Alan Floyd sick.  It was the idea that death could come at any time, a brutal fact of his condition that came to dominate his days and grew into night terrors during his sleep.  “It was this monstrous, impending doom of death hanging over me,” […]

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With Denver’s vote on magic mushrooms, will Colorado anchor a psychedelic medicine revolution?

Denver is treading trippy new ground with this psilocybin vote. With voters requiring police to slacken enforcement of laws around psilocybin mushrooms, Colorado and the Mile High City are poised to anchor an emerging psychedelic renaissance, where once maligned psychoactive drugs are being championed as therapeutic remedies for illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and […]

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Denver authorities might be instructed to look the other way on magic mushrooms, but they remain illegal

The Denver vote directing police to de-prioritize arresting people for psilocybin mushrooms forges new legal ground because getting caught with even a small amount of psychedelic mushrooms can lead to felony charges. Possession of marijuana was a petty offense — the lowest of all crimes — when Mile High voters decriminalized weed in 2005. And […]