Denver Launches Psychedelics Work Group To Guide Local Regulations Under Statewide Legalization Law

Denver Launches Psychedelics Work Group To Guide Local Regulations Under Statewide Legalization Law

Denver, known for its progressive stance on cannabis, is now venturing into the realm of psychedelics.

Psychedelics Work Group

The Psychedelics Work Group is a significant step towards comprehensive regulation in .

Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is spearheading this effort, aiming to involve community members and stakeholders extensively.

This follows the landmark voter of a reform initiative in 2022.

Molly Duplechian, executive director of the department, emphasizes the importance of and community input.

The approach mirrors Denver’s successful model for regulating marijuana sales.

The work group seeks to balance public health and safety with the democratic will expressed through ballot initiatives.

Denver already has a Mushroom Panel, which will inform the department’s decision-making.

The department plans four monthly virtual meetings, starting March 28, to engage stakeholders.

Last May, Governor Jared Polis signed a psychedelics regulation bill, making Colorado a trailblazer in legalization.

Governor Polis acknowledges the potential of psychedelics as a for mental health conditions.

He advocates for measures to address past convictions in light of evolving policies.

Denver’s proactive approach demonstrates a commitment to responsible regulation and community involvement.

This article was inspired by an article by Kyle Jaeger.

Rosemary Puffman
I'm Rosemary, a staunch supporter of cannabis legalization and its potential benefits. My roles as a writer, cannabis entrepreneur, and informed investor allow me to contribute to the evolving narrative around cannabis. Through my writing, I aim to destigmatize and educate, while my business ventures and strategic investments align with my belief in the positive impact of responsible cannabis use.

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