DENVER (AP) -- Activists say they have collected more than 8,000 ballot petition signatures for an initiative that would make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
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The city requires 4,726 verified signatures from registered Denver voters to the get the initiative on the ballot in May.
The group's strategy echoes the moves in Denver to decriminalize marijuana before it was legalized statewide in 2012.
Magic mushrooms are federally classified as an illegal drug.