What and where is… culture today…
“So whenever I talk about psychedelics, I always include cannabis. My husband likes to call it the people’s psychedelic. It’s much more available. You can grow it yourself, although I would make a case that you can also grow mushrooms yourself, which maybe is — would also be the people’s psychedelic,” said Julie Holland, M.D. …most agreed that mainstream media failed to adequately showcase it… “I think cannabis transcends almost everything because it’s biology,” said… Mike Salman about the body’s endocannabinoid system… and “…the culture… has evolved…” said Benjamin Owens… author of psilocybin recipe book Mr. Boomer’s Magic Kitchen…
…community has always been wide-reaching… often stayed low-key… that quiet… approach helped minimize particular consumers as different subcultures became dominant voices. While true that culture varies by country, state, city and neighborhood, a few prevalent subcultures continue to shape much of the conversation… documented history shows that groups stretching across various continents and centuries turned to… its healing properties… Julie Holland, M.D. continues “…well, if we’re going to talk about industry, you’re always going to be balancing sort of capitalism and greed… I’m very much communalist and a socialist, and I want everybody to get what they need. And I want people who have more to give more. So there is this balancing of greed with sort of caution and safety… people, anybody who’s ever just eaten a dried mushroom or smoked pot that they grew, gets angry at the patent idea… if you can make it yourself it’s a very sort of democratizing way. It’s subversive, honestly. Psychedelics are subversive, cannabis is subversive. You don’t really need your doctor. You don’t need the pharmacist, you don’t need big pharma. So there’s a lot of different companies that are starting up. Some are imploding, some are eating each other. Some are acting unconscionably… the people who are the most traumatized, most depressed, are those people who are living in poverty and who are marginalized and who are often oppressed… fight or flight as a pro-inflammatory state. You want anti-inflammatory food and anti-inflammatory activities like meditation and yoga and cannabis and psychedelics. Those are anti-inflammatory… so that does a lot.”
Original Article ( Seeking Alpha & High Times):
Cannabis is a psychedelic & What and where is cannabis culture today?
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