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    Members of Decriminalize Denver hoped psilocybin mushrooms could be made a “lowest law enforcement priority”. Voters rejected it.

    DENVER, CO – Denver voters appeared to give thumbs down to a ballot initiative decriminalizing the psychedelic party drug known as “magic mushrooms.” In early results,Denver “no” voters cast 51,285 votes against the proposed ordinance, while “yes” voters had 42,703 votes, according to the Denver Elections Division.

    Backers of the measure, listed on the ballot as Initiated Ordinance 301, claimed psilocybin is effective in decreasing opioid abuse and dependence, which federal health officials have said has reached epidemic levels. The National Institutes of Health has said the use of psilocybin is associated with reduced psychological distress and suicide in the United States.

    Supporters of the measure, including Denver resident Kevin Matthews, tried three times to get the initiative on the ballot, finally succeeding for the May 7 election. The psychedelic drug is favored by Burning Man festival attendees and is at the center of new psychiatric science in the U.S. and Great Britain….

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