Denver Proposal Looks to Legalize Hallucinogenic 'Magic Mushrooms'

Taylor Tongate of Monterey California holds flyers at an intersection in downtown Denver on Monday as he urges voters to decriminalize the use of psilocybin the psychedelic substance in

Denver voters will decide on Tuesday whether to decriminalize possession of psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug that puts the magic in "magic mushrooms", in a vote that would make the Colorado capital the first us city to stop such prosecutions.

The language of the ballot initiative hews pretty closely to a 2007 marijuana decriminalization measure that passed in Denver back when pot was still illegal in the state. The movement is primarily focused on making these mushrooms legal and thereby preventing people of 21 years and older from going to prison for the possession and usage of psilocybin mushrooms. Recent medical research has discovered that psilocybin can be used to treat depression and anxiety in patients when other medications have not worked.

The initiative also calls for the creation of the psilocybin mushroom policy review panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance.

Facebook Co-Founder: 'It's Time to Break Up Facebook'
It's time to break up Facebook. "The public is rightly asking whether Facebook is too big to be held accountable", Sen. Mr Hughes also called for a new federal agency to regulate tech companies whose "first mandate is to protect privacy".

Tuesday's referendum, which was the first United States public vote on magic mushrooms, asked voters if the personal use and possession of the drug should be the city's "lowest law enforcement priority". But there is nearly no organized opposition to the pro-psilocybin campaign, Decriminalize Denver.

Voters in Denver appeared to reject the nation's first referendum on decriminalizing hallucinogenic mushrooms Tuesday.

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in ten U.S. states, including its most-populous, California, while 30 of 50 states allow its use for medical purposes. Voters in California, Colorado and OR all have voted in favor of broadly allowing marijuana use in recent years, both for medical and personal use. However, the group supporting I-301, Decriminalize Denver, claims that people have been using mushrooms "for thousands of years for healing, rites of passage, spiritual insight, strengthening community and raising consciousness". For both proponents and opponents of psilocybin, that's most basic and would possibly maybe merely both design a case for additional decriminalization efforts or sound the fright in opposition to more permissive authorized guidelines. Organizers in OR are trying to gather enough support to put an initiative to a statewide vote next year.

US Takes Possession of N. Korean Vessel for Violating Sanctions
Trump said at the time, "Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety , and we couldn't do that". Defense Department spokesman said after the new tests: "We're aware of the reports and monitoring ".

In January, the group was able to collect over 9,500 signatures to get the measure added to the ballot.

If passed, the ordinance wouldn't legalize mushrooms - but instead would "prohibit the city from spending resources to impose criminal penalties" for possession, according to the text.

"Nobody should be penalized for this substance", Matthews said. "No person deserves this kind of treatment for a substance this safe".

'A very authentic person': Former Wallabies captain defends Israel Folau
He escaped punishment for similar comments a year ago . "You feel for anyone who's going through a hard patch in their life". RA initially anticipated all evidence being heard in one day, with Sunday also reserved if more time was needed.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OnePlus 7 Pro: Things that you know
May 10, 2019 - 16:02
The cameras are one key area where consumers want to see significant improvement for the OnePlus 7 Pro to be worthy. The device also offers three customizable vibration settings for notifications - "light", "medium", and "strong".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Jr. seen resisting Senate committee subpoena
May 10, 2019 - 16:02
Trump, his businesses, and three of his children - Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric - are suing to stop the subpoenas to the banks. The Mueller report is out, and the special counsel concluded that Trump did not collude with Russian Federation in 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool and Spurs fans hit out at rocketing Champions League final costs
May 10, 2019 - 13:08
The source said: "Coutinho is not a Barcelona player, that's been made clear". "We said we had 45 minutes to give everything". The Lilywhites had to sweat it out and it was a Lucas Moura hat-trick which catapulted Spurs to the Champions League final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top James Cameron Congratulates Avengers: Endgame For Overtaking Titantic's Box Office
May 10, 2019 - 13:05
It took the Avengers to sink my 'Titanic .' Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your awesome achievement. Variety reports that " Endgame " has become the fastest film to gross $2 billion, beating " Avatar " by over a month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pavelski leads Sharks past Avalanche 3-2 in Game 7
May 10, 2019 - 12:55
Karlsson and Burns have played just four minutes together on the power play in this series with the Sharks scoring two goals. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with six goals, Mikko Rantanen has eight assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 38 shots on goal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Space Venture Unveils Lunar Lander, Rover, and Rocket
May 10, 2019 - 12:48
Most of the ice at the southern pole is contained in lunar craters, they found. Bezos said payloads could weigh up to 7 tons (6.5 metric tonnes).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant 'Not Going to Play Game 6'
May 10, 2019 - 12:47
Game 6 is Friday night at 9 p.m., and a potential Game 7 would be at Golden State on Sunday. Thankfully, the Warriors later announced that Durant had only suffered a strained calf.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena
May 10, 2019 - 12:46
Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a separate interview in 2017 he was only "peripherally aware" of the proposal. John Cornyn (R-TX) claimed his Republican committee chair, Sen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man City star Raheem Sterling pays CLASS tribute to former club
May 10, 2019 - 12:40
Manchester United have all the qualities to win, the problem is that a quarter of this team know they won't be playing for the club next season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The First Fortnite Season 9 Patch Notes are Live, Here's What's New
May 09, 2019 - 21:57
The map features a number of new locations in the aftermath of the volcano's eruption, including Neo Tilted, and the Mega Mall. They are essentially wind tunnels, which allow players to quickly move through areas by flying in and out of them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vice president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature detained in Caracas
May 09, 2019 - 21:30
The three lawmakers-named as Freddy Superlano, Sergio Vergara and Juan Andres Mejia-are accused of high treason and conspiracy. Edgar Zambrano was in his vehicle when he was surrounded by SEBIN intelligence agents.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chapter 2 Trailer Brings The Losers' Club Back To Derry
May 09, 2019 - 20:56
The trailer begins with a long scene of Bev returning to her childhood home and finding kindly* Mrs. Andy Muschietti directs IT: Chapter Two from a screenplay penned by Gary Dauberman.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘Watchmen’: A Reckoning Is Coming in HBO’s First Teaser
May 09, 2019 - 20:51
After months of seeing snippets of HBO's new Watchmen series from Lost creator Damon Lindelof , the first teaser is finally here. A screengrab from HBO's " Watchmen " that stars Jeremy Irons , Regina King and Don Johnson among others.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bruins vs. Blue Jackets Game 6 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds
May 09, 2019 - 20:01
He had one point in Boston's first three games against Columbus, and the Blue Jackets jumped out to a 2-1 series lead. The Boston Bruins will now have a few days off before taking on the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pamela Anderson Visits Julian Assange In Prison
May 09, 2019 - 19:46
She will be accompanied on the visit to Belmarsh Prison in south-east London by WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson. Anderson described the WikiLeaks founder to Britain's Evening Standard as "a good man (and) an incredible person".