A final update from the Denver Election Division on Wednesday afternoon revealed that voters approved a measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, CBS Denver reported. The vote came in as 50.56% yes to 49.44% no.
The numbers are still “unofficial until the Canvass and Certification of the Municipal General Election on May 16.” The margin for recount stands at one-half of one percent.
Earlier this year, the group supporting the measure — Initiative 301, the Denver Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative — gathered enough signatures for the question to be added to the local election ballot.
The measure would allow the use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by adults 21 and older in Denver, and the city will become the first municipality in the U.S. to decriminalize what some call “magic mushrooms.” The measure does not fully legalize