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Congressman Predicts Colorado Psychedelics Legalization Initiative Will Pass Next Week, And The Trend Will ‘Continue’

A congressman says that he expects that Colorado voters will make history again next week by passing a ballot initiative to legalize the possession of certain psychedelics and create psilocybin therapy centers in the state.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) told Marijuana Moment late last month that he “absolutely” sees parallels between the movements to reform laws around psychedelics and marijuana. And in much the same way that Colorado was one of the first states to legalize cannabis for adult use in 2012, he predicts “you’re going to see passage” of Proposition 122 this year.

The congressman is well known for his marijuana reform advocacy on Capitol Hill, serving as a co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. But he’s also become one of the most vocal members on psychedelics policy in recent years as his home state of Oregon has led the way in legalizing psilocybin services access and more broadly decriminalizing drug possession.

Asked whether he feels whether the country is witnessing a repeat of the marijuana reform movement with psychedelics, he said “absolutely—it’s part of the same process.”

“This is the pattern that we’ve seen,” Blumenauer said. “Oregon and Colorado had been sort of kindred spirits in a number

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