Colorado votes to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

Coloradans have been projected to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and different plant-based psychedelic substances this week, changing into the second state within the U.S. to legalize the hallucinogens after Oregon.

Proposition 122 decriminalizes psilocybin and psilocin — the hallucinogenic substances typically present in mushrooms — in addition to different plant-based psychedelics corresponding to dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine and mescaline, excluding peyote.

The proposition will even create a state-regulated system for Coloradans over the age of 21 to entry the hallucinogenic substances.

Oregon was the primary state to legalize psilocybin in 2020, permitting for its use in supervised amenities. Nevertheless, Colorado’s capital metropolis of Denver led the way in which on decriminalizing the substance in 2019, changing into the primary U.S. metropolis to take action. Colorado was additionally the primary state to legalize the leisure use of marijuana in 2012.