How Proposition 122 Works
Proposition 122 is designed to create regulated access that maximizes safety to natural psychedelic medicines for veterans struggling with PTSD, people facing a terminal illness, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Regulated and Safety Focused
Proposition 122 is designed to create regulated access to natural psychedelic medicines for veterans struggling with PTSD, people facing a terminal illness, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges in a way that maximizes safety. Adults 21 and older will be able to access research-backed psychedelic medicines under the guidance of a licensed facilitator at designated and licensed healing centers, approved health-care facilities like palliative care, and in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Natural psychedelic medicines are non-addictive and can have profound benefits for people struggling with challenging mental health conditions including depression and anxiety and those struggling to find peace at the end of their lives. Johns Hopkins, UCLA, NYU and other leading research universities have studied psychedelic therapies, and the FDA has granted one natural medicine, psilocybin, “breakthrough treatment” status for its success with treatment resistant depression, meaning psilocybin has succeeded where other methods have failed.
Proposition 122 creates regulated access to natural psychedelic medicines, giving Coloradans who are struggling with challenging mental health issues the opportunity to heal. Proposition 122 also removes criminal penalties for the personal use of natural medicines and creates a path for Coloradans to seal criminal records related to natural medicines. No person should be criminalized for trying to heal.