Colorado governor supports pardons for psychedelic drug crimes

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Driving the news: Polis said a new law he signed in May to implement Proposition 122 legalizing psychedelic drugs didn’t go far enough. AXIOS reports Colorado’s governor said Wednesday he would issue pardons for all criminal convictions related to psychedelic drugs such as “magic mushrooms.” Why it matters: The remarks at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver show how Gov. He called on the state Legislature to give him authority to issue mass pardons for prior psychedelic convictions, similar to the thousands he issued for marijuana possession. Jared Polis is fully embracing the state’s legalization of psychedelics despite the 2022 ballot measures’ narrow passage and federal opposition. Be smart: The ballot measure decriminalized the possession, cultivation and sharing of psychedelics and hallucinogens, such as psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline and DMT, for people 21 and older Read More https://www.axios.com/local/denver/2023/06/21/colorado-jared-polis-pardons-psychedelic-drug-crimes

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Colorado’s governor said Wednesday he would issue pardons for all criminal convictions related to psychedelic drugs such as “magic mushrooms.”

Why it matters: The remarks at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver show how Gov. Jared Polis is fully embracing the state’s legalization of psychedelics despite the 2022 ballot measures’ narrow passage and federal opposition.

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