Colorado will have a decriminalized underground drug market in less than a month if Proposition 122 passes.
I volunteered for Natural Medicine Colorado over the past eight months. The more I learned, the more my stomach churned over what 122 could mean for Coloradans.
First, I agree with these two campaign talking points: psilocybin helps veterans, and the regulated medical model may work.
But, these are distractions from Personal Use—which would decriminalize the PURCHASE, USE, GIVING AWAY and TRANSPORTING of ANY FORM (plant-based and synthetic) of DMT, ibogaine, mescaline (not peyote), and psilocybin before the end of the year.
In any locality in the state of Colorado, your neighbor could purchase an unlimited amount of these psychedelics and have a party. They couldn’t “SELL” you the drugs. But, they could charge $1,000 for “harm reduction” by hanging out with you, and someone at the party could “GIFT” you the drugs. Your neighbor might even be the shell company of a major soap corporation.
There is no budget for education, oversight, enforcement, or training for first responders under Personal Use. Adults, 21 years and over, would be able to purchase these psychedelics and use them freely. This is a grand experiment without rules, oversight, or education. Ibogaine is especially dangerous since it may cause heart arrhythmias and death.
It will be the Wild West of drugs in Colorado if 122 passes. Get ready. This holiday season could be Lit.
Too much. Too soon. Too dangerous. Vote NO on #122. It will be a never-ending bad trip for Colorado.