Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
Denver is set 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 just posted show a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass with nearly 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor and 87,341 against — a margin of 1,979 votes.
Denver Elections expects to continue accepting military and overseas ballots, but typically those numbers are small.
As written, I-301 directs police via ordinance to treat enforcement of laws against possession of psilocybin mushrooms as their lowest priority.
It’s similar to measures approved by Denver voters for marijuana years before Colorado’s Amendment 64 legalized the possession and sale of that drug.
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Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.