Denver Votes to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

By Jonny Lupsha, News Writer

Denver has passed a bill legalizing the use and possession of psychedelic mushrooms, Rolling Stone reported May 8. Passing this bill makes Denver the first city in the United States to decriminalize the use of “magic” mushrooms, which have been illegal since 1968. Edible drugs have had a fascinating history in the United States.

Denver Legalizes silocybin mushrooms

Psilocybin is the active drug found in the psychedelic mushrooms that are illegal in most of the nation. Psilocybin is a hallucinogen which, according to users, causes users to see vivid colors, feel exaggerated emotions, and have spiritual experiences. Although the mushrooms have been said to treat anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder in some cases, its most common use is as a recreational

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