People are hungry for [psilocybin mushroom reform].

As [Kevin] Matthews [successful campaign manager of Decriminalize Denver, which decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms in the City in May of 2019] put it, echoing a common sentiment among advocates and activists in the psychedelic space, “The cat’s out of the bag.”

Unlike cannabis, it should be noted, decriminalizing psilocybin and other psychedelics doesn’t necessarily have to do with righting egregious criminal-justice wrongs or accumulating gobs of tax revenue to fund social projects. It’s more of a moral gesture, an assertion that people shouldn’t be getting arrested for altering their minds. Should a legal recreational framework ever be set up, most advocates don’t expect it to resemble the statewide market structure of pot. But they do think they can borrow tactics from that movement for their fight.

Original Article (Vice):
People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing
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