Everything you should know about the campaign to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics
The focus of the Decriminalize Nature movement, Plazola insists, should come from a place of compassion rather than fear. He believes our relationship with nature has been tainted by over-regulation: Since humans and plants both come from nature, our connections to these substances should not be inhibited by the law.
In other words, prohibition has fueled commercialism, masking the obvious fact that rather than buy drugs, one could produce them on their own … That is to say, selling these entheogens has not been decriminalized. After all, in a decriminalized environment, citizens could grow them on their own at home, and share them with friends—a deviation from both the underground and regulated markets we’re used to around drugs, from heroin to legal cannabis, for which consumers by-and-large have relied on commercial exchange to procure. In other words, prohibition has fueled commercialism, masking the obvious fact that rather than buy drugs, one could produce them on their own.
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Everything You Should Know About the Campaign to Decriminalize Naturally Occurring Psychedelics
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