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Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Psilocybin possession would remain illegal but would become police’s “lowest law-enforcement priority”

By Jon Murray | The Denver Post
Psilocybin possession would remain illegal but would become police’s “lowest law-enforcement priority."
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Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results posted late in the afternoon showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor and 87,341 against, a margin of 1,979.

The Denver Elections Division expects to continue accepting military and overseas ballots, but typically those numbers are small. Results will be certified May 16.



Read the full story: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/08/denver-psychedelic-magic-mushroom/


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