Colorado poised to become second state with legalized ‘medicinal psychedelics’

Colorado looks set to legalize magic mushrooms in this week’s midterm elections, with the group opposing the ballot question conceding defeat. As of Thursday afternoon, Proposition 122 was passing with 51.4% of the vote, though the referendum is still too close to call officially, with 89% of the vote counted.

Colorado would be the second state to legalize psychedelics, following Oregon’s 2020 passage of a similar ballot question. Like Oregon, Colorado plans to create licensed “healing centers” where people can take magic mushrooms under supervision.

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