Denver voters decriminalized hallucinogenic mushrooms, becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to do so. Oregon and California could follow.
While the active ingredient psilocybin is not a major reason for arrests, the move is a big step towards legitimacy for a drug which has attracted speculation and investment in its potential medical benefits, notably depression.
At the Colorado state capitol, Gov. Jared Polis (D) is on the brink of making Colorado a much friendlier state for the cannabis industry. He and “de-felonizing” possession of Schedule I and II controlled substances.
Colorado authorities, including Gov. Polis’ office, have not responded to my queries about regulation in Colorado.