Psycho-Not? Colorado Polls Show Unclear Future for Legal Psychedelics
Colorado voters who head to the polls this November have a lot of big decisions to make, including the potential legalization of psychedelics.
According to a report from MarijuanaMoment, it seems that Colorado voters are conflicted when it comes to their thoughts on legalizing psilocybin and ibogaine for adults 21 and older through Proposition 122.
Don't Skip the Details - Legal Psychedelics Rundown
Unfortunately, the confusion on whether or not to pass Proposition 122 this November in Colorado may stem from a lack of information or from just misinformation spread by opposing parties.
Proposition 122 is not looking to legalize psychedelics recreationally. The natural medicine would be used strictly for supervised therapeutic use.
If passed Proposition 122 would, "create a state-regulated therapeutic system for safe, facilitated access to natural psychedelic medicine."
Under Proposition 122, adults 21 and older could access psychedelic medicines that show promise in treating mental health conditions while under the guidance of a trained facilitator at designated and licensed healing centers, approved health-care facilities like palliative care, and in the comfort and safety of their own home.
However, decriminalizing psychedelics in Colorado is also an important issue included in Proposition 122.
Decriminalizing Psychedelics in Denver and Across Colorado
In May of 2019, I-301 was passed which decriminalized the possession of psilocybin in Denver only. This initiative did not legalize psilocybin but instead made possession of the psychedelic a lower priority for law enforcement, prohibiting the city from spending resources on enforcing penalties.
Proposition 122 seeks to decriminalize psychedelics across the state of Colorado and would remove harsh criminal penalties from being brought against adults 21 and older who engage in the personal use of psychedelics.
Furthermore, "individuals with a criminal record related to natural medicines would be able to petition the courts to seal their record at no cost to them."
To read Proposition 122 in its entirety, follow this link.