Politics

Denver Elections releases Decriminalize Denver results

*Four Mesoamerican mushroom stones, each nearly two thousand years old, in nocturnal contemplation

*Psilocybin pelliculosa sharing the same habitat with deadly Galerinas.

Initiated Ordinance 301

Yes/For: 89,320 votes at 50.56%
No/Against: 87,341 votes at 49.44%

Initiated Ordinance 301 (I-301) was designed to decriminalize the use and possession of mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound. The purpose and intent of this article is to: deprioritize, to the greatest extent possible, imposition of criminal penalties on persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older for the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms; and prohibit the City and County of Denver from spending resources on imposing criminal penalties on persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older for the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms. I-301 also provides for an 11-member Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel to assess the results of the proposed ordinance. The panel will include the following:

  • two members of the Denver City Council;
  • two citizens representing proponents who petitioned for the initiative;
  • one CAC-II (Certified Addictions Counselor);
  • one individual identified as a harm reduction advocate;
  • one Denver Police Department representative;
  • one Denver Sheriff Department representative;
  • one criminal defense attorney;
  • one Office of the Denver District Attorney representative; and
  • one Denver City Attorney’s Office representative.

Original Article (Decriminalize Denver):
We Won
Artwork Fair Use: Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World by Paul Stamets