Colorado voters will have the chance to decide on a landmark ballot initiative in November to legalize psychedelics and create licensed psilocybin “healing centers” where people can use the substance for therapeutic purposes.
Less than a month later activists handed over signatures for the “Natural Medicine Health Law”, the secretary of state’s office announced Thursday that the campaign had successfully qualified the measure for the ballot.
The Natural Medicine Colorado campaign, which is supported by the National New Approach PAC, had submitted about 100,000 more signatures than needed for ballot access, a significant buffer that was the result of about three months of petition.
“We are deeply proud of the work that has led to this moment,” Kevin Matthews, one of two designated representatives for the initiative, said in a press release Thursday. “These drugs hold so much promise for people struggling with PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues.”
“As we face a growing mental health crisis in our state, we need new tools to help Coloradans heal, and these are research-backed therapies that can work even where other treatments have failed. failed,” said Matthews, who also served as campaign manager for a first of its kind local psilocybin decriminalization initiative this
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