Denver for Psilocybin said it has thousands more signatures than it needs following a rally on Monday to get their measure to decriminalize magic mushrooms on the municipal ballot.
The campaign director of Denver for Psilocybin, Kevin Matthews, said the group gathered more than 8,000 signatures. The elections office has 25 days to verify the 4,729 signatures needed to make the May municipal ballot. The measure will decriminalize magic mushrooms not legalize them.
The language in the measure is based off of a 2007 measure to decriminalize marijuana possession in Denver. It will make the use and possession of psilocybin by people over 21 years old the “lowest law enforcement priority” and prohibit the city of Denver from prosecuting those cases.