So, what exactly does it mean for Denver to decriminalize mushrooms and what can you do in the city? Can you throw magic mushrooms parties, or start growing your own little mushroom forest?
Lately, people have been asking me about it and there’s a bunch of confusion. And of course there is, we’re dealing with lawyers and politicians.
Because of this, let’s break it down into 6 simple, normal people terms. We’ll look at what exactly it means for them to decriminalize mushrooms-and what it means for you and your rights.
1. Decriminalize mushrooms does not mean legalize
To start off, having, selling, and consuming mushrooms are not legal. It is still illegal. Decriminalize doesn’t mean legalize, nor does it mean that there are regulations around them.
Decriminalize just means that mushroom “crimes” are the lowest priority for cops in the city of Denver. If you HAVE or GROW mushrooms in small amounts, cops shouldn’t arrest you.
2. No money will be spend to criminalize mushrooms
Another key part of this specific decriminalization is that law enforcement can’t spend any money criminalizing this behavior.
The reason this part is such a big deal is because back when cannabis was decriminalized the cops tried to say things like, “Oh, we have a duty to enforce the state laws”.
No, not anymore. Since it’s their lowest priority AND they can’t spend any money criminalizing these behaviors, they aren’t going to criminalize them.
3. Mushrooms are not decriminalized at the state and federal levels
Psilocybin mushrooms are completely illegal at these levels which means they are not decriminalized by the state and feds.
4. What you can do with decriminalized mushrooms
Basically, if you eat something you find in growing in nature, you shouldn’t be arrested for it. It’s a mushroom after all. This is what the decriminalization points at in a nutshell.
To me, it‘s crazy that we’re even having this conversation about something that grows in cities, parks, and in nature. But that’s besides the point.
So, now that they are decriminalized, what can you do with them?
Well, it’s totally fine if you have them around in your house. You can eat them at your house or a friend’s house if you want. You can even grow them in “personal amounts” (more on that in the next section).
And if you plan on eating them, read about the 5 things you need to know before trying psychedelics.
5. Distribution of psilocybin mushrooms
If you’re in the city of Denver and you only have a “personal amount” of psilocybin mushrooms then you should be fine.
But how do you know if you have a personal amount? Well, there’s no specific definition about what it is, so it’s your best guess.
However, if it seems like you’re going to distribute it, then the feds might come after you. At that point it’s their best guess against your best guess so be careful. Use your best judgement because I don’t want the feds after you.
6. Making money from mushrooms
Remember that decriminalize mushrooms does not mean legal or regulated, so you cannot use them to make money. State or federal law enforcement will probably find you, and we don’t want that.
It’s fine if you have friends over to eat them with you, but you can’t charge for them. Do not sell psilocybin mushrooms or charge for them in any way. Any and all monetary connection to psilocybin is illegal.
This includes events that you might go as well. For instance, a guided mushroom session is illegal because someone is making money off of the mushrooms. So is a meditation event you pay to attend that gives out free mushrooms. They are indirectly making money off of the mushrooms.
Any model in which you need to payment for the mushrooms directly or indirectly is illegal. Don’t do it, just share with your friends.
Sharing is caring.😉
I hope this clears up all of the jargon around the decriminalize psilocybin mushroom stuff.
If you still have questions, comments, or concerns, please comment below or email me at [email protected].