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Denver will vote whether or not to decriminalize magic mushrooms this May

Posted at 4:21 AM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 10:12:08-05

DENVER – It’s official. Voters will get to decide if psychedelic mushrooms should be decriminalized in Denver.

On Friday, Denver city officials determined that people gathered enough valid petition signatures to put the proposal on the May 7th municipal election ballot.

If it passes, the proposal would make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize the drug.

However, psilocybin mushrooms would still be illegal under federal law.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies them in the same category as heroin, LSD, and marijuana.

10 states, including Colorado and the District of Columbia, legalized marijuana use by adults.

Denver voters decriminalized marijuana before voters statewide did the same in 2012.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)