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Psilocybin initiative moves to signature-gathering stage for May 2019

On October 5, 2018, they got the go-ahead to begin signature-gathering. Signature-gatherers will have forms ready for prospective signers explaining the medical benefits and offering clinical information about psilocybin. The Denver initiative focuses on psilocybin mushrooms, which it defines as “fungal matter containing psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, or nor-baeocystin.” … Currently, the only way to legally consume psilocybin in Colorado is through the Right to Try Bill, which allows doctors to prescribe psilocybin-based treatments for terminally ill patients after all other treatment options have been exhausted. ​

Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative would make personal use, possession and propagation of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and over the “city’s lowest law-enforcement priority.” It would also “prohibit the city from spending resources to impose criminal penalties” for personal use, possession and growth. It would also establish the “psiloycbin mushroom policy review panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance,” which would be similar to an already-existing panel for marijuana and would include eleven members, two of whom would hail from Denver City Council.

Original Article (Westword):
Psilocybin Initiative Moves to Signature-Gathering Stage for May 2019
Artwork Fair Use: David Vignoni

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