A measure to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in the city of Denver has passed by a razor-thin margin. Even even though early projections had the measure failing, it passed by 1,979 votes.
Initiative 301 will decriminalize the possession or use of the mushrooms by locals who are at least 21 years old.
The votes will be officially certified on Might 16.
The language of Initiative 301 prohibits “the city from spending sources to impose criminal penalties” for individual use, possession and development of mushrooms.
No a single deserves to go to jail and shed their loved ones, their livelihood, their jobs for a thing that has a therapeutic advantage,”said Decriminalize Denver campaign manager Kevin Matthews ahead of the vote.
The initiative will establish the “psilocybin mushroom policy critique panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance,” considerably like the panel in location for cannabis.
Psilocybin mushrooms are classified as an illegal drug by the federal government.