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Medicinal Psychedelics Legalized in Colorado

This week, Proposition 122, Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances, was passed this week in Colorado. “The measure legalizes psilocybin and psilocin, two compounds found in “magic mushrooms,” for use in therapeutic settings.”

Furthermore, this measure “decriminalizes the personal growing, use and sharing of psilocybin and psilocin.” Many Colorado citizens realized the benefit of regulated substances to help people with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

There was significant debate about this proposition, as public health and safety risks and fears about “outpacing science” were stated. As more and more substances are legalized for both medicinal and recreational use, substance use in the workplace and impaired driving become a greater concern.

It is important to test for impairment in order to keep roads and workers safe. Impairment from any substance, legal or not, is still a danger to anyone operating heavy machinery, driving cars, and more. Use Otorize, a 5-second impairment test, to test for impairment from any substance, at any time. As legalization increases, it is crucial to always be safe and always test.



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