Denver Votes “Yes” On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms
Although the official numbers won't be released until May 16, unofficial results from Tuesday's election indicate that Denver, Colorado will become the first city in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Initiative 301 was set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote, the Denver Post reports. Voting is now closed but ballots from the military and overseas will still be accepted, although they're usually few in number.
Under the new initiative, possession of psilocybin will remain illegal, but would become police’s “lowest law-enforcement priority.”
Once again, Denver will lead the country in drug policy.
Up next to vote on shrooms is Oregon, but activists are still trying to get enough signatures to get psilocybin on a 2020 state-wide ballot.
Think Idaho could be next? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that's a no, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Washington to join the effort next.