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Magic mushrooms for better health…

Denver’s measure doesn’t specify exactly how many mushrooms a person can possess before being targeted for prosecution, which police officials said may require clarification. The measure took effect upon its passage.

“What is the definition of personal use? A day? A year? A lifetime? We’re trying to find the best balance,” said Denver police Commander James Henning. “If we have indication that you are selling it, then all bets are off and this law does not apply.” … “Psilocybin [containing-mushrooms] wasn’t a big issue before the initiative and it hasn’t been a big one after it,” said Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, who sits on the panel. “We have more problems with scooters.” … As with medical marijuana, psychedelic advocates have used the lack of formal studies to press their case, especially in Oakland, where they argued native people have safely used plants like these for generations. While Denver’s decriminalization effort focused solely on magic mushrooms, Oakland’s measure also covers substances like peyote and Ayahuasca.

Original Article (USA Today):
Magic mushrooms for better health? Psychedelic drugs are having a moment across US
Artwork Fair Use: Drugs Lab

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