Kevin Matthews, Shane LeMaster, Sean McAllister, Sara Gael and Bryan H. Lang

In May 2019, Denver became the first city in the United States to decriminalize personal possession, cultivation and storage of psilocybin mushrooms. The initiative also created the Denver Psilocybin Policy Review Panel (“Panel”), which was required to report back to the City on the public safety and other impacts of decriminalization. On November 9, 2021, the Panel delivered its report to the Denver City Council, which can be reviewed here. The Panel included representatives of law enforcement, the Denver District Attorney’s Office, harm reduction experts, licensed therapists, and proponents of the original measure. After meeting for over a year, the Panel issued unanimous findings and recommendations that included the following… continue reading.

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