Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Possession of psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, is a felony. “Magic” mushrooms are classified as a Schedule I drug, a category used for substances that don’t have a medicinal benefit. Some recent studies suggest that psilocybin could be helpful for people with anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. In Denver, a campaign trying to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms has gathered enough signatures to place a measure on the ballot for the city’s municipal elections in

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