Yesterday in a landmark vote, Denver chose to decriminalize magic mushrooms, and in effect, their active psychoactive ingredient, psilocybin. A naturally occurring plant, magic mushrooms have been used for centuries and are currently a federally classified Schedule I drug. However, so is cannabis, and that didn’t stop Colorado from becoming the first state to legalize that, either.
As much as we like to separate music from drugs, it’s no secret that electronic dance music and its fans like to make use of experience enhancing substances, including mushrooms. It doesn’t even stop with the fans though, as artists like Alison Wonderland have recently started espousing their love for the fungi.
Artists are celebrating the landmark decision as much as fans — see what some of the happy producers have to say below.
Can’t wait for my red Rocks shows https://t.co/Kt2wmMETJE
— ALISON WONDERLAND #blacklivesmatter (@awonderland) May 9, 2019
This is a big deal. Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms https://t.co/65iJhEzM63
— Boreta (@boreta) May 8, 2019
hooooooly shit. congratulations denver 🍄
— G JONES (@gjonesbass) May 9, 2019
i can’t believe this actually happened lol go shrooms you go shrooms pic.twitter.com/7Gkxi4wTkz
— CANDLE LORDE BLM (@Protohype) May 9, 2019
*update* Denver is real af🍄 https://t.co/RonnA5mHVd
— 𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐘 (@Ghastly) May 9, 2019
BIG UPS TO YOU DENVER!!
— ooah (@ooah) May 9, 2019
Denver!!!! That’s some history to be proud of right there – first US city to decriminalize mushrooms 🍄👏👏👏
— dîrt mönkęÿ (@dirtmonkeymusic) May 9, 2019
Congrats Denver!!!! Way to push towards freedom! 🍄🍄🍄🌈
— 💧 (@ChampagneDrip) May 9, 2019