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Old 05-08-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/0...agic-mushroom/

An interesting popular vote at the forefront of drug policy. Psilocybin was recently approved by the FDA for clinical trials. It currently shows a lot of promise for treatment of cluster headaches, PTSD, and depression.

I definitely support the decriminaliztion, but I’d say the jury is out on whether it should be legalized recreationally. Anecdotally speaking, there aren’t many people who can handle or have the desire to use them regularly. I imagine the coming clinical trials will shed important light on the issue. It’s a powerful substance that I think is better administered by medical professionals, but we definitely shouldn’t be locking people up for it.

 
Old 05-09-2019, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Does this lead the entire state to decriminalizing it and slowly other states follow suit? I remember back in 2014, CO legalized it then Washington and Oregon were the next states to start the domino effect a few years later.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 12:58 AM
 
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Good job guys. This will get the ball rolling elsewhere as well.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Time to prepare for a new influx of residents, some of whom will be challenged by the public camping ban.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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Time to prepare for a new influx of residents, some of whom will be challenged by the public camping ban.
Best post on the thread so far- love it!
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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That headline caught me off-guard because the day of and right after I'm almost positive I heard it was narrowly defeated. Guess they found some new votes. Anyway, I approve, although 16th street is about to get a lot more lively in both good and bad ways.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Time to prepare for a new influx of residents, some of whom will be challenged by the public camping ban.
Bahaha, I honestly think the chronically homeless community would benefit from having more ready access to a substance anecdotally known to break addictions, permanently instill a new sense of empathy, and balance emotions. Jokes aside though, the small number of psychedelic burnouts I have met are functional enough to have a job, care for themselves, and don't end up on the streets. It's rare to meet people who want to use them more than once or twice a year, if ever again. I've met a couple of people who "micro-dose" and treat it like a prescription. That's what most medicine is anyway.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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When marijuana was decriminalized many years ago they still enforced many of the laws. So if you were pulled over and they see a pouch of shrooms you will still likely be charged with possession.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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It was definitely a big surprise to see the vote flip like that. I'm more in favor of doing research for medical indications vs. having it be something that people self-medicate with.

I voted against it but I don't think it's going to be that big of a change, as I doubt this was a high law enforcement priority in the first place, and as Moonwalkr points out, they can still charge and prosecute if circumstances make that appropriate.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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Denver may get a few new transplants but shrooms seem available to those who want them. Wife's nephew lived in NYC a couple of years and as he exited the subway system there was usually a guy standing there, out in the open, selling a variety of substances which he loudly hawked to passersby to include shrooms and the cops did nothing to chase him away.
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