Prohibited plants [and fungi]… justice in drug policy
Self-cultivation. Many… around the world are growing their own plants [and fungi], either illegally or within decriminalisation schemes… and in some countries organised in social clubs growing collectively for its members… they do speak to socioecological relationships that… emerge beyond those anchored in enforceable contracts, private property, and alienating bureaucracy – elements that underpin a classical economic approach to natural resource governance and the commodification of nature and human labour.
This includes the sharing of seed stocks, technological innovations, medical knowledge, communication networks, market relations and informal political power… ways in which some of these collective practices and commoned resources could be fostered under a new legal regime, including by encouraging the formation of farmer-owned cooperatives, appellation systems that protect unique ecological, horticultural and/or socio-historical dynamics, and the provision of public goods such as public seed [and spore] banks that would protect local strains and the ‘knowledge commons’ developed around them.
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Prohibited plants environmental justice in drug policy
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