The Denver Post reports:
Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor and 87,341 against, a margin of 1,979.
The Denver Elections Division expects to continue accepting military and overseas ballots, but typically those numbers are small. Results will be certified May 16. Last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted psilocybin “breakthrough therapy” designation for its potential to help with treatment-resistant depression, a status that speeds up the development and review process for a medicine containing the substance.
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) May 8, 2019
Denver becomes the first U.S. city to effectively decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, outlawed by the U.S. government since 1970 https://t.co/7GnkS2Gbjx
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2019
BREAKING: Denver just became the first U.S. city to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people over 21, according to final unofficial voting results. pic.twitter.com/2mgrAMk9Dt
— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 8, 2019