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Denver vote to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms appears to snag last-minute victory

Turns out magic mushrooms really do sneak up on you! An earlier version of this story, citing preliminary results and media reports, stated that Measure 301 failed. In a twist that appears to have surprised most of the national media—and that did not occur until late Wednesday afternoon—Denver’s psilocybin mushroom decriminalization measure appears to have…

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…trip again [with whom?]

…psychedelics will not usher in the revolution. They are no substitute for political education and organizing. The insights brought on by the experience are not guaranteed to be true or useful. There are no shortcuts to justice or good politics. But psychedelics have unprecedented potential to make people’s lives better. Will psychedelics save us? Not…

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Oregon cannabis cafes…

While it is legal to buy cannabis in Oregon… it’s still illegal to smoke it in many places, like apartment rentals, hotels, cafes or even on the street. Senate Bill 639 would allow everything from home deliveries to cannabis tents at concerts and tastings at cannabis farms … It would generate substantial tax revenue too…

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Colorado is finally getting its first cannabis club

The city of Denver granted its first license on Monday to a business that will allow marijuana use on its premises. The Coffee Joint plans to charge patrons a $5 entry fee and permit them to consume their own cannabis in edible or vapor form.​​Denver voters approved a measure to create a social-use pilot program in 2016. Interested businesses…

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Marijuana dispensaries are keeping cannabis out of the hands of minors in Oregon

All 25 marijuana dispensaries in Oregon passed the latest round of state minor decoy operations. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the marijuana industry, periodically sends minors to try to buy marijuana from retail outlets. The latest operations targeted dispensaries in Portland, Bend and Salem, all of which had a compliance rate of…

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