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Wed May 8, 2019, 06:28 PM

Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Source: Denver Post

Psilocybin possession would remain illegal but would become police’s “lowest law-enforcement priority”

Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results just posted showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor and 87,341 against, a margin of 1,979.

While efforts are afoot to get psilocybin-related measures on the ballot in Oregon and California in 2020, Denver hosted the first-ever U.S. popular vote on the matter, according to organizers. An earlier effort in California last year failed to qualify for the ballot.


Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/08/denver-psychedelic-magic-mushroom/

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Reply Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms (Original post)
EarthFirst May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
LiberalArkie May 2019 #2
forgotmylogin May 2019 #4
tymorial May 2019 #3
BigmanPigman May 2019 #5
cannabis_flower May 2019 #12
BigmanPigman May 2019 #13
cannabis_flower May 2019 #18
BigmanPigman May 2019 #19
Lithos May 2019 #6
gldstwmn May 2019 #8
Lithos May 2019 #10
Ponietz May 2019 #7
jimmil May 2019 #9
JonLP24 May 2019 #15
Richard D May 2019 #11
Locrian May 2019 #17
marlakay May 2019 #14
JonLP24 May 2019 #16

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. That's a suprise.. It was losing (albeit closely) this morning at 1 AM...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. Russians tampering with the vote machines again..

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #2)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:48 PM

4. Russia, if you're listening...

Can you please make weed legal everywhere so we can chill out about all this political havoc in our country?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:41 PM

3. God I love psychedelics.

I would never use them again because of my drug addiction but they were always fun.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:26 PM

5. What about man made chemicals like good ol' LSD?

I hate the taste of "shrooms" and they are too expensive for my budget.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:18 PM

12. I remember doing them when I was in my 20's

My boyfriend would take them and simmer them and then strain the juice out and mix it with Hawaiian Punch Concentrate and it didn't taste so bad if you chugged it.

I liked it better than LSD because I couldn't go to sleep on LSD for about 12 hours but with Scrooms the trip was over in about 4 hours or so.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #12)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:37 PM

13. That's one of the things I like about it...

that makes it more economical too. I would take 1/4 tab and clean my house in college. My roommates loved it. I cleaned dirt that wasn't even visible to the naked eye. I heard that there was strychnine in it that gave it the added "zip".

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #13)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:05 AM

18. Well..

Since we went and picked our own the mushrooms were more economical. But since I didn't do the identification and don't really want to go schloshing through cow pastures I haven't done them in years.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #18)

Thu May 9, 2019, 03:56 PM

19. It's legal to sell them in Amsterdam.

They are really expensive compared to their weed, etc. I wouldn't mind that much but nothing happened when I ate it...NOTHING! I was so disappointed.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:37 PM

6. Denver and Colorado should get the Movie industry

That the Talibaptists in Georgia are bound to drive out of Atlanta.

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Response to Lithos (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:16 PM

8. We used to have a thriving film commission but one of our election cycles brought an anti LBGT

stance in with it and there were boycotts. This was a while ago and obviously things have swung back in the other direction but I don't know that it ever quite recovered. Seriously though the last thing we need here is an influx of high people. We already have so many.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #8)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:50 PM

10. Clarification

High people....

As in stoned
As in toney
As in more-woke-than-you?

????

On Edit - curious to know your definition.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:13 PM

7. The little people may be the last, best hope for saving the Schlumpists. K&R

I’m all in for it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:22 PM

9. I have done shroons myself....

And thinking of someone driving while on them is a very scary thought. You get seriously fucked up on them, as bad as LSD. This is not a good move by Denver.

As a side note, mushrooms weren't expensive at all. We just dove to the country and picked them out of the cowshit.

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Response to jimmil (Reply #9)

Thu May 9, 2019, 02:09 AM

15. It is just decriminalization

Like you said they are not hard to get at all (it is for me as I never done them I heard they are really good mushrooms in Washington that grows near dead tree bark but so do a lot of other mushrooms so hard to know what you're getting.)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybe_baeocystis

I believe in the decriminalization of all drugs for personal use. Treat addiction like a medical problem which it is.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:04 PM

11. This is a small but important victory

on the road to cognitive liberty. The plant and fungi kingdoms offer astoundingly powerful and effective medicines. Ayahuasca, San Pedro Cacti, Iboga, and others effectively and rapidly can help with depression, anxiety, end of life fear, drug and alcohol addiction, PTSD, etc. And not just palliative during the effects of the plant, but curative long after the chemicals in the plant have worn off.

Not to mention the possibilities of deep spiritual experiences and knowledge of self.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #11)

Thu May 9, 2019, 10:43 AM

17. yes and especially at this period of history where we need to wake up - n/t

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:44 AM

14. I don't think it would pass here in Oregon

I would vote against it and I am pretty progressive. Not the same as pot but they can try.

My husband said it’s too hard to regulate, he used it when he was younger said you can take 5 pieces same size and will have a different effect each time.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #14)

Thu May 9, 2019, 02:12 AM

16. It is decriminalization rather than legalization

I think it is a normal position rather than progressive or conservative to decriminalize personal drug use.

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