Denver becomes the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms

Denver will decriminalize "magic mushrooms," which contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin.

(CNN)Denver has approved a city ordinance to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms, the city's elections division said.

The Initiated Ordinance 301, or the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative, was approved Tuesday by less than 2,000 votes, according to preliminary results from the elections division.
About 50.5% of voters supported the ordinance, while about 49.4% were against it, election officials said.