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Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms


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#1 KnuckleDragger

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:33 AM

Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms

 

 

 

 

Kevin Matthews, the campaign director of Decriminalize Denver, organized the grassroots effort to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.
Matthews told CNN that he credited mushrooms with "really saving my life."
He been a cadet at the United States Military Academy when he developed major depression and received a medical discharge.
"My life had crumbled beneath my feet," he said.
After years of suffering and not finding a solution, Matthews said friends introduced him to psilocybin mushrooms.
"The positive effects lasted weeks and weeks and weeks," he said. "I had been feeling pretty isolated and alone and until then, couldn't see the love all around me."
On its website, Decriminalize Denver says, "Humans have used these mushrooms for thousands of years for healing, rites of passage, spiritual insight, strengthening community, and raising consciousness,"
The group also argues that "One arrest is too many for something with such low and manageable risks for most people, relative to its potential benefits."
The initiative has received endorsements from the Denver Green Party and the Libertarian Party of Colorado.
In January, Decriminalize Denver announced that it collected nearly 9,500 signatures, and turned in paperwork with the Denver Elections Division to get the initiative placed on the ballot.
At the time, Jeff Hunt, vice president of public policy for Colorado Christian University, told CNN affiliate KMGH that he opposed the decriminalizing magic mushrooms in the city. He said the ordinance might discourage tourists from coming to the city.
"Denver is quickly becoming the illicit drug capital of the world," Hunt said. "The truth is we have no idea what the long-term health effects of these drugs are going to do to the people of Colorado."
If passed, the initiative also includes a requirement for the city to establish a "policy review panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance."

The ballot initiative would build on previous efforts regarding drug ordinances. In 2005, the city became the first major city in the US to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, according to the Marijuana Polic


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:51 AM

Oh hell no.... not liking this at all


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:53 PM

What's not to like about it? I actually think all drugs should be a personal choice and responsibility. Even with heroin, if someone chooses to screw up their life, I don't think it's the governments job to step in and throw them in jail for use or possession. 


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:01 AM

Joey... because I am from the 60's and did all kinds of drugs because we did not know and did not care... at the age I am now, I wish in retrospect the only drug available would have been pot, if that shit was not there, and I had not done it, my entire life would have been improved. My hindsight tempered with Fentanyl cutting the smack... why on earth would anyone put a powder into their body... because we have become more stupid than I was ... 70,000 Americans die from the shit... sorry, in my old age I see Liberty having nothing to do with being a dumb ass and taking drugs.


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