How Denver Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms (HBO)

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Denver became the first city in the country to decriminalize the use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms, after a ballot initiative squeaked through with 50.6% of the vote, according to election officials. The unofficial final results — which are not expected to change when overseas votes are counted — was a stunning turn of events, after the measure trailed in the polls all day, and seemed doomed to fail.

Magic mushrooms are not legal in Denver; the initiative merely directs the police to consider enforcement of existing laws as the lowest priority going forward. It also prohibits law enforcement officials from using any resources to prosecute those cases.

There was no polling on citywide views of psilocybin decriminalization, and in the weeks leading up to the vote, the measure largely flew under the radar. Although top city officials, including the mayor and district attorney, came out against the proposal, none bothered to organize any sort of opposition, and most residents focused their energy on the other items on the ballot, including a close race for mayor and another ballot initiative that would permit camping on city property. That measure failed by a wide margin.

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Amanda Archer says:

What, shit, too late to change my trip from SF to Denver. Next summer tho.

On 2Wheels says:

The dislikes are all from former USAG Jeff Sessions family and friends.

zhoustonh1 says:

We told the homeless that they will not camp in our parks or sidewalks but here is some mushrooms…… lol! Good shit

wall mob says:

the reason science frowns upon shrooms for medicinal use is how unpredictable it is. It could cure depression or addiction but it could also make them worst… We dont really know and just because it works for one person is very anecdotal

xYouthAttackx says:

As a California native, I applaud you folks in the great state of Colorado.

Oktay Taimour says:

Where’s Joe Rogan ?

Santiago Bron says:

Freedom bitches.

wall mob says:

I cant wait for medicinal heroin.

Ned Labarbara says:

High octane moonbat food

Lesvinx says:

“Scared of losing control” yea no shit sherlock

Daevon Sullivan says:

Legalize itttt!!

william pihlaja says:

You can pass a law that has power over other laws, therefore you can create a law that says you can't enforce other specific laws. When policy makers make inconsistent statements it grends mah geeeeres!

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