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Denver to vote this week on decriminalizing magic mushrooms

Voters in DenverColorado will decide this week whether to become the first to decriminalize the use of “magic mushrooms.”

The initiative, led by Decriminalize Denver, a movement focused on making the mushrooms legal, will appear on municipal election ballots on Tuesday. That comes after the group received almost double the number of signatures required in favor of the push earlier this year.

The measure would make the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by those 21 years of age or older Denver’s “lowest law-enforcement priority,” according to the measure’s language. It would not legalize psilocybin or permit its sale by Denver’s cannabis businesses.

Psilocybin, often referred to as “magic mushrooms,” is a “hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms.” Federally illegal in the U.S. since 1968, psilocybin is categorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under “Schedule I,” along with drugs like heroin, marijuana and LSD.

The government states that Schedule I drugs have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Medical researchers have found the substance can be used to help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Those studies were small and closely supervised but the preliminary results gave researchers hope that psychedelic drugs could be used to treat cancer, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and District Attorney Beth McCann have both publicly opposed the proposal.

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