Legal or Illegal? Psychedelics Lawyer Answers Colorado Plant Medicine Law Questions

By now you’ve probably heard about the passage of Proposition 122 in Colorado. Also called the Natural Medicine Health Act, the initiative passed by 53% of the vote last November and decriminalized certain psychedelic plants and fungi. In addition to legalizing the personal use of psychedelic mushrooms for adults 21 and older, the passage of Proposition 122 also begins the process of creating a regulated access program where adults will eventually be able to use a variety of plant medicines under supervised care. But what will that actually look like? What does the law in Colorado currently define as legal or illegal when it comes to natural medicines? What gray areas remain that will likely require our attention in the coming years?

On January 30th on A Public Affair, Journalist Douglas Brown interviewed Barine Majewska, a Denver attorney in Vicente Sederberg’s Entheogens and Emerging Therapies Practice Group. As an active supporter of Proposition 122 and plant medicine, and former intern in psilocybin studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Majewska helped clarify the current and future legal landscape surrounding plant medicine in Colorado.


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