Denver Government Psilocybin Panel Sets Criteria To Track Decriminalization’s Impact

Denver Government Psilocybin Panel Sets Criteria To Track Decriminalization’s Impact

The nation’s first government panel focused on psychedelics policy reform held its second meeting on the implementation of a Denver decriminalization law on Tuesday, reaching an agreement on law enforcement reporting criteria for activity related to psilocybin mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel was established last year after voters approved a ballot measure making the city the first in the U.S. to classify offenses related to the psychedelic fungus among the lowest law enforcement priorities. It held its first meeting last month, with city officials, law enforcement and advocates deciding on largely technical matters related to the policy’s enactment. This time around, the group made a significant decision about various factors that should be included in reports about enforcement of psilocybin laws as the city tracks implementation of the measure. The meeting was initially set to be held in-person, but plans shifted amid the coronavirus pandemic and the panel met remotely via a livestream. The list of enforcement data that the panel agreed should be tracked, which was shared with Marijuana Moment, includes: a. age (adults and juveniles) b. location of offense c. offense (possession, distribution, cultivation) d. quantity involved e. prosecutions – resolutions f. race g. other drugs involved h. current mental health data i. behavioral data around police encounter (including status of intoxication) j. encounters that did not result in an arrest This is one of the first steps in ensuring that the city is complying with the voter-approved initiative, which has since set off a…

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