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Denver Votes to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms of the psychedelic sort have been a hot topic in Denver recently and now they will be the first city in the U.S. to decriminalize them.
  • City election officials say voters approved Initiative 301 this week by a margin of just over 1,900 votes.
  • The measure directs police to treat enforcement of laws against the possession of psilocybin mushrooms as their lowest priority.
  • However, it is still illegal to buy or sell the mushrooms, so what are the pros and cons of this change?  What other cities are likely to follow Denver?  What other substances should be decriminalized and why?
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