Mycelium Manifesto

Mycelial Manifesto highlights the community-driven initiative which reformed drug decriminalization policy in Denver, Colorado with the passage of Proposition 301 in 2019. The viewer will learn about the complex history of this movement, and how quickly policy efforts are evolving.
The decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms in Denver has caused a ripple effect in national drug policy reform. Grassroots community leaders and activists are gathering to navigate the challenging landscape of equity, access, and the right to heal in the movement to reform drug policy.
Perspectives on psychedelic mushrooms are as diverse and intersectional as the community itself, and the movement towards natural remedies has evolved and expanded policy on natural medicine, currently regarded as harmful drugs.
Will this community find its unified voice in time to catalyze grassroot policies in the face of larger corporate interests attempting to exclude alternatives to pharmaceuticals? And will the winding roads of decriminalization and legalization find a common intersection to help marginalize communities rise above and have their voices heard?

  • Jared Robert Petsche
  • Nicholas Orris
    Director Of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Raw
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Director Biography

A Native Coloradan, Jared Petsche is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and minor studies in History, Religious Studies & Entrepreneurship. For more than a decade, he has worked in the film/media industry, state government and served many boards of Denver non-profits!

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