Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana way back in 2012. The state was a trailblazer in that regard, and now many states have successfully legalized the drug. Now, Colorado is looking to set new precedents by potentially legalizing magic mushrooms.
The Psilocybin Initiative is spearheaded by the advocacy group called Decriminalize Denver. The group collected signatures on a petition which was submitted to the Denver Elections Division. A sufficient number of signatures have been collected which mean that the measure has been added to the ballot.
Of course there are lots of arguments to be made in favor or legality and criminalization. While some people see the questions as simply a matter of personal choice, the campaign director of Decriminalize Denver explained his believes in a recent CNN interview. He said that the motivation was to keep people out of prison and keep families together.
The objective is to have psilocybin reclassified and also make it available for therapeutic use. As our understanding of the drug continues to expand, we understand more of its potential to help combat drug addiction and anxiety.
The movement is gaining ground across the US, with a similar initiative springing up in Oregon. It’s no coincidence, and we can expect to see similar initiatives gather steam.
Some people have been exploring the potential of psilocybin mushrooms for decades. Back in the 60’s, counterculture icon Terence McKenna was a key advocate for the drug. In fact, he spoke about how to take psilocybin mushrooms at length. You can find his advice below:
“The game only begins at 5 grams.”
Gulp. Watch out!