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Psychedelics decriminalization initiatives submitted for 2022 Colorado ballot

“It’s really important to advocate for full decrim. first and foremost,” Nicole Foerster said at a December 16 virtual meeting of the group she leads, Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… “If we wait too long to decriminalize or to create equitable access frameworks for psilocybin, then we allow these FDA models to take more control, and they’ll be able to spend more money against groups like us [who want] to decriminalize and create equity and community-driven policies.”

…a national advocacy group [New Approach PAC] recently filed two separate psychedelics reform initiatives for Colorado’s 2022 ballot, both of which are titled the Natural Medicine Healing Act. The first would legalize the possession, cultivation and an array of entheogenic substances, as well as establish a regulatory model for psychedelics therapy. The other is a similar, but somewhat more dialed-back proposal that would initially legalize psilocybin and psilocin alone for personal adult use while also allowing for their sale and administration in a therapeutic setting… under the broader proposal, the following entheogenic plants and fungi would be legalized: ibogaine, DMT, mescaline (except when derived from peyote), psilocybin and psilocyn.” There would be no criminal or civil penalties for “possessing, storing, using, processing, transporting, purchasing, obtaining, ingesting, or giving away natural medicine without renumeration to a person twenty-one years of age or older” as long as it’s under the allowable amount of four grams… the measure does say the allowable amount “does not include the weight of any material of which the natural medicine is a part, including dried fungus or plant material” and only counts the psychoactive compounds themselves.

Original Article (Marijuana Moment & Westword):
Psychedelics decriminalization initiatives submitted for 2022 Colorado Ballot & Activists file Colorado ballot initiatives to legalize psychedelics and establish ‘healing center’ program
Artwork Fair Use: Kpsudeep & Jim Morefield

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