Panel: Psilocybin in Denver
Time & Location
About The Event
Join us at the nation's oldest press club for a panel discussion featuring the architects and activists behind Denver's successful Initiative 301, which effectively decriminalized the possession of psilocybin, and other thought leaders in this emerging area of mainstream medical and cultural interest. Moderated by Westword's Conor McCormick-Cavanagh. Social hour begins at 5:30 - panel kicks off at 6:30.
About the Panel
Kevin Matthews -- Kevin Matthews attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and is the former Executive Director of Decriminalize Denver, the proponent committee for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative - the first voter-approved measure in the United States to decriminalize psilocybin. As the Co-Founder of SPORE, he is working to educate Americans on psilocybin, connect the dots between people, communities, and organizations to normalize psychedelic use and continue drug policy reform nationwide.
Dr. Rob Colbert -- Rob Colbert, MA, PhD, is a private practice psychotherapist in Colorado focusing on young adult mental health, harm reduction approaches to using drugs and medicines, and psychedelic-assisted therapies. He graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies where his research explored the experiences of adult couples who use MDMA recreationally. Rob is engaged in multiple research projects exploring alternative medicine and psychosocial supports for persons experiencing mental and emotional distress, as well as professional education workshops and community events to share current research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and treatments.
Reilly Capps -- Rooster is a Boulder-based magazine about sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Reilly Capps is the drugs part, writing about how marijuana, opioids and psychedelics affect our lives ... and deaths. He's also written about drugs for Dope Magazine and The Washington Post .