Psychedelics Like Psilocybin Are Now Legal In Colorado With Governor’s Proclamation On Voter-Approved Ballot Measure
Certain psychedelics are now officially legal to possess and grow in Colorado under state law, with the governor formally declaring the results of a ballot initiative that voters approved last month.
Gov. Jared Polis (D) issued the proclamation on Tuesday, along with seven others for separate ballot measures, about a week earlier than he’s required to do under the state Constitution.
While there are still several steps that must be taken to fully implement other aspects of the reform—which also involves creating “healing centers” for supervised psychedelic sessions—possession, cultivation and sharing of certain substances by adults 21 and older is now legal under state law.
The governor’s proclamation provides background on last month’s vote and describes the initiative, which covers psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline (not derived from peyote), DMT and psilocyn.
“Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning legal regulated access to natural medicine for persons 21