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Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

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#1 AnBr

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:29 AM



Denver, Colorado could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms after a campaign gathered enough signatures to put a "magic" mushrooms measure on the ballot for the municipal elections in May.

Kevin Matthews, the campaign director of Denver for Psilocybin, told local news outlet NBC 9 that more than 8,000 people signed off on advancing the measure, which needed 4,279 signatures to proceed. The city's elections office has 25 days to verify the signatures' legitimacy.

The measure, containing language based on a 2007 effort that decriminalized recreational marijuana in Denver, would not legalize hallucinogenic mushrooms, which contain psilocybin as an active ingredient. The ordinance would, however, make the use and possession of psilocybin by people above age 21 the city's "lowest law enforcement priority," NBC 9 reported.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

My good friend George is also making some serious tracks in ramping up psilocybin for treatment of depression. He is the founder of Compass.


George Goldsmith, one of the founders with a relative who had serious depression, said: “This is not about going back to the 1960s, but about taking forward 21st century science with digital innovation and medicines now that we understand how they work.”

Here is an article showing how well it works. Pretty cool stuff.
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