Out west of the Mississippi, several Democrat-controlled states and cities are competing to see which can outdo the other with radical ideas that would have previously been unthinkable.
The election of bombastic outsider Donald J. Trump as President Of The United States sent millions of liberals into a downward spiral of rage and insanity and the shock to the system has unleashed their socialist inclinations.
The mile-high city of Denver may not yet be the equal of freak conclaves like San Francisco and Seattle but it’s not for lack of trying.
Stoners and Bernie Sanders cultists (but I repeat myself) are rejoicing over the city’s recent decriminalizing of powerful hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms in a voter initiative that narrowly passed last week.
Denver voters have approved a ballot measure to become the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, according to preliminary election results. https://t.co/1NNv3piqtu
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 9, 2019
According to the flaming left Huffington Post, “Denver Decriminalizes ‘Magic Mushrooms,’ Preliminary Results Show”:
Denver voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure to become the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin.
The citizen initiative was behind in early election results Tuesday evening and into the next morning but passed on Wednesday afternoon by a slim margin of 50.56% in favor and 49.44% against.
The numbers are still unofficial until the state certifies the municipal election results on May 16.
Initiative 301 decriminalizes the use or possession of psilocybin, the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms,” by people 21 and older. It directs police and prosecutors to make enforcement of laws against psilocybin possession their lowest priority. It will still be illegal to sell psilocybin in Denver, as it is in the rest of Colorado.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and District Attorney Beth McCann both opposed the measure.
The initiative followed the approach Denver activists took toward decriminalizing marijuana possession in 2005, before Colorado’s Amendment 64 legalized the possession and sale of cannabis in 2012.
Organizers of the psilocybin initiative said their primary goal was to prevent Denver residents from being jailed for using or possessing a substance some use to mitigate depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other conditions.
“No one should go to jail, lose their children, lose their job, and lose their citizen’s rights for using a mushroom,” the Decriminalize Denver campaign states on its website.
The city had previously legalized marijuana but freedom of religion as in not being forced to bake cakes for same-sex and transgender couples is still strictly prohibited.