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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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Building a psychedelic community during the war on drugs

Red flags we look for are indications that someone intends to exploit the vulnerabilities in our community in some way. Such exploitations may come in the form of police or informants trying to prey upon and bust people by soliciting drugs from the community, and others, such as pseudo-shamans or other entrepreneurs, trying to profit…

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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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Why police boss thinks drug users should get to test their substances at clubs and festivals

“Members of the public can bring substances of concern for free, anonymous and non judgemental forensic analysis by PhD chemists. “They then receive the results as part of a brief intervention by a healthcare professional with the overall aim of reducing drug-related harm. Fiona Measham, director of The Loop and professor of criminology at Durham…

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