Colorado Activists Turn In Signatures To Put Psychedelics Legalization And Therapeutic Psilocybin Program On Ballot

Colorado Activists Turn In Signatures To Put Psychedelics Legalization And Therapeutic Psilocybin Program On Ballot
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Colorado activists announced on Monday that they have submitted what they believe to be more than enough signatures to place a measure on the state’s ballot that would legalize psychedelics and create licensed psilocybin “healing centers” where people can use the substance for therapeutic purposes. The Natural Medicine Colorado campaign, which is backed by the national New Approach PAC, said that it turned in 222,648 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. Activists need just 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The measure would legalize possession of certain psychedelics, establish a therapeutic model for supervised psilocybin treatment and provide a pathway for record sealing for prior convictions. “This initiative would give Coloradans access to a new, promising, and research-based treatment option for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges, in a safe, careful, and beneficial way,” Kevin Matthews, a designated representatives for the initiative who led the historic campaign to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver in 2019, said in a press release. “These medicines can be transformative for people who have suffered for years and struggled to find help,” he said. Activists were able to collect the significant number of signatures, which they have been independently verifying throughout the process, within about three months of being approved by the state for circulation. “The Natural Medicine Health Act puts the well-being of patients and communities first,” Josh Kappel, chair of the Natural Medicine Colorado campaign, said. “It was purposefully designed, with a multi-phase implementation process that sets clear safety rules, while allowing the details of the regulatory structure to be developed by the community and regulators working together.” Here’s what the Natural Medicine Health Act initiative would accomplish:  Possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline (not derived from peyote), DMT and psilocyn would be legalized for adults 21 and…

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