Let’s talk about mushrooms — the reality-morphing kind, not the pizza topping kind.
Two years ago, Denver became the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms — that doesn’t mean mushrooms are legal, it just means adults 21 and older can grow and consume their own magic mushrooms privately.
Now, the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel has some fresh ideas to present to City Council that could earn shrooms even more social acceptance.
According to the panel’s presentation, psilocybin mushrooms count for less than 1% of Denver drug felonies and misdemeanors.
The panel’s official recommendations include training first responders on how to respond to psilocybin-related crises; more research into how mushrooms can be used to treat mental health issues; and allowing people to share and consume mushrooms together.
Committee members requested that a representative from the Denver Department of Public Health be added to the panel moving forward, but otherwise took no formal actions.
[Denverite; CO Politics; Westword]
👉 What you can do: Watch the panel’s full presentation for yourself.
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