Colorado becomes the second state, after Oregon, to vote to establish a regulated system for substances like psilocybin and psilocin.
Recent studies have found that psilocybin, the naturally occurring chemical in psychoactive mushrooms, may help those suffering from depression and anxiety. Is it time to rethink our approach to psychedelic substances?
"It’s not the ’60s and I’m not a hippie. Neither am I in my experimental teens or 20s. Yet here I am: a mom on mushrooms."
The Northern California city follows Denver in decriminalizing psilocybin.
If the initiative passes, Denver would become the first U.S. city to legalize psilocybin.
Thousands of people reported using these drugs last year, and 1 percent or less sought medical attention.
A new crowdfunding campaign seeks to raise $2 million to advance promising research that the government has largely neglected.