Top Colorado Springs Official Touts Psychedelics’ Medical Benefits At Decriminalization Hearing

Top Colorado Springs Official Touts Psychedelics’ Medical Benefits At Decriminalization Hearing

Advocates pushing to decriminalize psychedelics in Colorado Springs got a strong signal that the reform move could have support from a key ally after a top local lawmaker shared a personal anecdote about a relative of his who benefited from using psilocybin mushrooms. During a City Council meeting on Tuesday, members of Decriminalize Nature Colorado Springs (DNCS) gave a presentation on their proposal, which would make enforcement of laws against entheogenic substances among the city’s lowest priorities. The Council’s president, Richard Skorman, chimed in to say that he recognizes the therapeutic potential of certain psychedelics, sharing that his sister-in-law was treated with psilocybin as part of a study following a cancer diagnosis. “She was predicted to not live and went through a lot of trauma and was able to survive,” he said. “She became part of a study at Columbia University on psilocybin mushrooms and it was something that was nationally recognized, but it was, again, it was something that has helped her tremendously. So it has affected my family as well.” Watch the council discuss the psychedelics reform proposal, around 1:05:00 into the video below:  Anthony Caballero, who founded DNCS, told Marijuana Moment that the meeting “went exactly as it should have,” and the fact that the president proactively spoke about how he has personally seen the medical benefits of psychedelics was “out of this world in terms of a response we hoped for.” When describing his proposal to the Council, Caballero said the resolution would be uniquely beneficial…

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