ABOUT PROTECTING COLORADO KIDS

A PROJECT OF PROTECT OUR KIDS INC. 

Colorado voters will be vote in November to decide whether or not to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and "healing centers" where the drugs can be administered to the public for use. This is at a time where Colorado's youth face an unprecedented mental health crisis. 

 

Federal researchers have recognized psychedelics — mind-altering drugs including psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD (acid), MDMA (ecstasy), mescaline (peyote), and ayahuasca — as Schedule 1 substances, meaning they have a high potential for abuse and no medical benefit. Dismissing this assessment, supporters are wholeheartedly assuring the public that psychedelics can treat everything from addiction and depression to PTSD and countless other mental health issues.

The Natural Medicine Health Act, otherwise know as "Initiative 58," has qualified for the Nov. 8 general election ballot, as announced by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. If voters choose to pass the initiative, the Natural Medicine Health Act would allow for a recreational mushroom market, while decriminalizing the possession, use and gifting of psilocybin statewide.

We are leaders and associations in Colorado who are concerned about the further legalization of drugs, such as psychedelics, in our state.

IT IS TIME TO VOTE RESPONSIBLY ON NOVEMBER 8!

 

It is time for us to face an alarming reality: Colorado's kids are abusing drugs at alarming rates. Increasing the accessibility and exposure of psychedelics to our kids is deplorable, and sets the stage for addiction, anxiety, and depressive behaviors.  Let us be clear, legalizing psychedelics not only puts our kids at risk, but also overwhelms first responders, medical professionals, and law enforcement with increased criminal behavior as a result of increased public drug use.

Our kids are vulnerable, let us foster a national environment that progresses mental health support, not easing access to a damaging substance. Our children are already victims to the marijuana, vaping and tobacco industries. As parents and Americans,  let us not allow profit driven corporatists in the psychedelics industry to threaten our kids health with more legalized, mind altering drugs.