Questions about Denver’s decriminalization of magic mushrooms? We have your answers


Unofficial election results show Denver voters narrowly approved Initiative 301, decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms. If military and overseas ballots don’t change that, Denver will become the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin, the key compound in psychedelic mushrooms.

That has led to national headlines, strong opinions and serious speculation. It has also led to a lot of questions. We have some answers.

Q: Will magic mushrooms be legal in Denver?

A: No. Absolutely not.

As a Schedule 1 narcotic under federal law, psychedelic mushrooms are illegal to sell or possess in Denver and everywhere else in the United States. Denver’s ballot initiative could not change that, and it didn’t.

“We recognize Denver’s right to conduct this experiment to shift law enforcement priorities away from psilocybin,” said Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. “As a matter of state and federal law, however

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