When Coloradans voted to legalize psychedelics for “medicinal purposes,” the amendment also called for the construction of healing centers for everyone looking to trip their way out depression and into coolsville.
This is just like those injection centers for heroin and meth addicts that Congresswoman-elect Brittany Pettersen tried to legalize in Denver, only it’s for munching on mushrooms.
No restrictions were included in the proposal for where these new psychedelic centers will be located, like next to schools or playgrounds, the neighborhoods of rich white folks or poor minorities.
The consumption centers for psilocybin and psilocin will be under the supervision of professionals who must have some sort of license for healing, and we presume the prevention of bad trips.
Proposition 122 gives the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) until January 2024 to develop licensing criteria for psychedelic treatment centers, facilitators, and ancillary businesses, in hopes it can begin accepting applications for these licenses later that year.
Possession of and growing psilocybin mushrooms is also decriminalized for adults, which means it can, and most certainly will be used for recreational purposes.
Gov. Polis tried to gloss over the decriminalized part when he made his reelection victory lap on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“Our law was not really about that. It’s more like the medical side,” Polis said when Maher pointed out that it’s now legal to eat psilocybin mushrooms just for fun.
“What we’re excited about are some of the medical opportunities,” Polis bluffed.
Just a reminder, the American Psychiatric Association says Colorado’s ballot measure was not ready for prime time and that no therapies using the drugs have been approved.
Also, we could not confirm that a pill to treat depression costs $1,000 as Polis claimed.