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Colorado Legalized ‘Magic Mushrooms,’ a Nationwide Trend


At Tuesday’s midterm election, Colorado became the second state in two years to legalise the use of psilocybin and psilocin, two hallucinogenic substances found in so-called magic mushrooms.

The Associated Press predicted that 52% of the more than 2.2 million votes cast were in favour of legalising marijuana, making it a close victory. As of Friday, 93% of the anticipated vote had been tabulated.

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The programme authorises the use of psilocybin in state-approved facilities, where it will be handled by trained personnel.

Use of Psilocybin

Psilocybin and psilocin, along with three other psychedelic chemicals (DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline), are now permitted for private use, cultivation, and distribution by individuals over the age of 21.

The law puts restrictions on the product, like not letting retailers sell it and not letting people use it in public, at school, or while driving.

“I’m in amazement of what we were able to achieve,” said Veronica Lightning Horse Perez, one of the main advocates behind the legalisation movement.

More Than Million Yes Votes

Amazingly, a large number of individuals recognise the efficacy of these pharmaceuticals and realise they may be used to treat a variety of ailments.

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Although psilocybin is still considered a crime in many states and localities, it has been decriminalised in the nation’s capital and a number of other major urban areas.

But as more and more studies reveal the chemicals’ medicinal and anti-anxiety applications, several states are beginning to contemplate easing prohibitions.

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