In efforts to shield Denver residents from some of the harshest penalties on the drug class hierarchy, a local activist group amassed upwards of 9,000 signatures to decriminalize the use of psychedelic (psilocybin) mushrooms.
The advocates of Decriminalize Denver must now wait for the elections division to ensure at least 4,726 of the proposed signatures came from registered voters in order for the effort to materialize on the ballot–which is no small order considering Denver’s rejection history with similar initiatives. They have a 25-day window to do so. If the legislation passed, Denver would become the first city in US history to bump magic mushrooms down to the lowest law enforcement priority, and in turn outlaw the use of the city’s resources to pursue individuals caught with the psychedelic substance. However, magic mushrooms would remain illegal in Denver by all counts.
Decriminalize Denver bolsters their efforts with the considerable research pointing to the mental health benefits of psilocybin, which include alleviating opiod dependence, anxiety, and depression. Federal law presently classifies psilocybin in the highest schedule of illicit drugs, right alongside heroin and GHB.
Denver set a bold precedent in 2012 with its efforts to decriminalize marijuana well before statewide legalization. The city is clearly not wiping its hands of its efforts to weather the war on drugs.
To say 2018 has been REZZ‘s year could easily discredit her exemplary 2017, which included her chilling Mass Manipulation debut LP; nonetheless, the past 10 months have been stratospheric for mau5trap‘s breakout star.
Another album, another headlining tour, a visual mixtape, and a high-profile slot at seemingly every stateside festival helped make her an emblematic name in dance music, summoning throngs of swirly-eyed fans. However, according to REZZ herself, the current highlight of the year and biggest night of her life so far was her headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Now, fans can relive the devilish magic of “Rezz Rocks” (or experience it for the first time), with her full HD upload of the set.
The sold out performance saw REZZ run through early classics, heaters from her two albums and fan favorite remixes, accompanied by fleets of lasers, a towering video screen, and her hallmark, tripped-out visuals. Colorado’s characteristically icy atmosphere couldn’t dampen the night, which was truly an extraterrestrial testament to her unequivocally loyal following.
As the festival circuit and the weather start to warm up, west coast festival goers know it’s getting close to HARD season. The LA-based electronic events giant has announced the official lineup for their sixth annual Red Rocks event slated this year for August 2 featuring a headlining performances by DJ Snake, Virtual Self, Mija, GG Magree, and Hekler. HARD generally offers their Red Rocks lineup as a primer ahead of their flagship summer event billing, usually around the time of Coachella. If this year’s Red Rocks talent roster is any indication, expect HARD to deliver another top-notch lineup later this month.
Roping together a well-rounded bill of exciting electronic talents, HARD comes through with a characteristically bold lineup ahead of their return to Morrison, Colorado. With Porter Robinson returning to HARD Red Rocks and longtime friends of the brand in DJ Snake and Mija topping the bill, expect this year’s event to exceed the hype.
On Nov. 21, Canadian producer REZZ built excitement throughout the day leading up to her Denver show with a series of tweets, leaving her followers curious what sort of announcement could be coming during the show.
I have a rly huge announcement in Denver tonight wen I’m on stage