How psychedelic drugs are used as a tool of state [and corporate] violence

The strategic architecture behind this renaissance has been, in large part, built on alliances with military, [corporate,] and law enforcement at various levels, [including for-profit corporations utilizing non-disclosures agreements to silence free speech].

A psychedelic substance with powerful dissociative effects, ketamine has been promoted as a template for psychedelic therapy and is also increasingly used as a tranquilizer by police departments that are attempting to avoid the liability of firearms and tasers… [these cases mark] but one example in a long and significant history of psychedelics and cannabis being used as tools of state violence, a racist history that has been glossed over by [Michael] Pollan and many others promoting the psychedelic research renaissance.

Original Article (Salon):
How psychedelic drugs are used as a tool of state violence
Artwork Fair Use: Pelle De Brabander


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