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Will Decriminalizing Psilocybin Hasten the End of the War on Drugs?

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Posted By: zoidberg, 5/9/2019 2:56:54 PM

In 2007 Denver voters approved a ballot initiative that made arrests for marijuana possession the city´s "lowest law enforcement priority." The margin of victory was 14 percentage points. On Tuesday, Denver voters approved a similar ballot initiative for psilocybin mushrooms. It won by a single percentage point, according to the "final unofficial results." The direct practical consequences of that surprising outcome, which became clear yesterday evening after several news outlets (including Reason) erroneously reported that voters had rejected the measure, will be modest. But approval of the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative is symbolically and politically important, since this

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How is it any of the government´s business if you want to eat a mushroom?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5 5/9/2019 3:07:25 PM (No. 59817)
Tried them once, hated it. Tried grass a few times, hated it.
I like to be in my right mind.
I just worry for the young kids who will have much easier access to both items, boredom, and hormones do make for good choices.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/9/2019 4:10:11 PM (No. 59810)
Who knows, Denver residents may be too stoned to vote for Hillary, Bernie, Buttplug, Beto or any of the rest of the progressive left!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide 5/9/2019 4:11:08 PM (No. 59819)
I suspect they won´t be used for Native American religious visions. Once legalized, new potent strains will be developed. Unlike marijuana, you can´t make cloth or rope from it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/9/2019 4:35:37 PM (No. 59811)
The War on Drugs turns around, now it is The War on Our Children´s Brains.

I feel sorry for the current generation. Lied to by the Enemedia, by their teachers, and given access to more and more powerful drugs which will literally rot their brains and kill them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/9/2019 4:41:56 PM (No. 59814)
The Walking Dead......
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ginadee 5/9/2019 4:50:48 PM (No. 59815)
What is good about going through life stoned?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MISteve 5/9/2019 5:13:16 PM (No. 59816)
Reason Magazine is strangely obsessed with mind-altering drugs. The human mind is the best tool we have in our daily battle with reality (scarcity, competition, and conflict). I understand the Libertarian principle of non-coercive interaction, but drugs are the hill they fight the battle on? They don´t come out and say "drugs are bad for you", but they loudly emphasize the government intervention part. When you´re stoned, you don´t use Reason.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/9/2019 5:28:28 PM (No. 59820)
If you traffic in addictive substances that the government gets taxes on, like Walgreen´s and most Pharmacies selling tobacco and alcohol then No problem. I suspect that before long I will be able to go to Walgreen´s and buy an ounce of appropriately taxed POT. If on the other hand your addictions run to the opiate side, and you can´t get a prescription, you´re scrod. Go to jail.
Legalize it all. Instead of incarceration offer mitigation. Educate as we now do that tobacco is poison and so are a lot of other things. and then let the chips fall.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scout Finch 5/9/2019 5:29:51 PM (No. 59813)
#6, If you walk around stoned all the time, you become apathetic what your government is up to, unless it´s giving you bridge cards to buy more Doritos, pizzas, and Twinkies. The Left is salivating over it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 5/9/2019 6:05:36 PM (No. 59818)
Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit:When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go
And you´ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she´ll know.

Feed your head.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 5/9/2019 7:07:28 PM (No. 59812)
Great classic song, #10, the philosophy not so much.

I think that every old hippie who fled California in the seventies and didn´t go to Oregon has ended up in Colorado. Why else would half the population be focused on drugs? Whatever happened to Rocky Mountain High?
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