Denver, Colorado has collected over 9,000 signatures and submitted petitions to Denver’s Election Division in order to get a measure on the ballot in May that would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in the city.
The elections division has the next 25 days to ensure at least 4,726 of the signatures came from registered Colorado voters in order for the proposed measure to show up on the ballot for the city’s election on May 7, 2019.
Decriminalize Denver, the advocacy group that has been spearheading this movement, claim the bill’s main goal is to keep people out of prison and keep families together.
The US has classified psychedelic mushrooms as a schedule 1 drug, putting them in the same category as drugs such as LSD or heroin. Currently, those found in possession of magic mushrooms can face charges that range from a state jail felony to a 1st-degree felony.