Denver is the first city to decriminalize the use of mushrooms.
The vote to do so happened on Tuesday, with a 50.6 % stamp of approval. Under the new law, individuals over the age 21 caught with the psychedelic drug will not be subject to criminal penalties, reports BBC. Instead, they’ll now be regarded as a low priority offenses amongst police officers.
When asked about the news, Kevin Matthews rejoiced. He said, “No-one should go to jail, lose their children, lose their job, and lose their citizen’s rights for using a mushroom. One arrest is too many for something with such low and manageable risks for most people, relative to its potential benefits.” Matthews is ahead of the group, Decriminalise Denver. His group is responsible for leading the campaign to decriminalize the shrooms.
All across the world, mushrooms are viewed as hallucinogens. Their properties contain psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin, which can alter a person’s perception of light, color, time and sound. While on the drug, an individual may experience hallucinations and distorted realities. In the Unites States, magic mushrooms are regarded as the same as LSD and heroin– dangerousand banned.
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