Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support

Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support

Half of likely Colorado voters would support a statewide measure to decriminalize possession of psilocybin mushrooms and establish a system of legal cultivation and sales of the psychedelic fungus, according to a recent poll that was shared with Marijuana Moment. And with that finding, activists are feeling emboldened to mount a campaign to put the policy change on the ballot in 2022. About one year after Denver became the first city in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of so-called magic mushrooms, the survey shows that voters have an appetite to not only expand that policy across the state but also to go further by legalizing and regulating the supply chain and allowing medical professionals to facilitate access for people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Here’s the language of a hypothetical ballot initiative that 500 likely voters in Colorado were asked to weigh in on:  “Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning psilocybin mushrooms, decriminalizing sale and possession for personal use of psilocybin mushrooms by persons 21 and older; allowing qualified mental health providers to authorize access to psilocybin mushrooms for people with depression, anxiety and other qualifying conditions including terminal illnesses; enacting necessary fees and licenses for qualified medical facilities run by qualified owners; requiring the State to license and regulate the cultivation, processing and sales of psilocybin mushrooms as well as impose penalties for violations of such regulations; and requiring that a review panel appointed by the Governor report annually on the…

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