Magic Mushrooms Most Likely Decriminalized In Denver

Denver is on the verge of becoming the first city in the United States to ostensibly decriminalize psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychoactive "magic" mushrooms.

The unofficial voting results posted yesterday showed a reversal of fortune for a measure that seemed unlikely to pass. The vote took a dramatic turn in the 11th hour — with the bill set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote.

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Matthews and his colleague Devin Alvarez, CEO of Denver-based Straight Hemp (Dev & Kev as they are known locally about town) worked with attorneys including Noah Potter of Hoban Law Group to refine the language to resubmit the bill to the Denver elections, after it previously failed twice. The campaign’s third attempt to get approval started by collecting approximately 5,000 local signatures.