Oregon is on…
Carolyn Fine, co-founder of the Psychedelic Equity Project, a group that works to foster social justice in the psychedelic community… “The campaign has been dismissive of issues of equity,” she said. “It’s working within a system that’s already stacked against certain people.” To Fine, it seems the marginalized people who would benefit the most from decriminalization stand to gain the least from Measure 109.
Decriminalize Nature, a national organization that spearheaded the decriminalization initiatives in Denver and Oakland… goes further: Their Oregon chapters issued a formal statement rejecting 109. They argue that the therapeutic model it advances will prevent many people from accessing psilocybin legally – and more generally, that something that grows out of the ground shouldn’t be regulated [as 109 proposes]. Zave Forster, a member of Portland’s Decriminalize Nature chapter, put it to me this way: “What about undocumented people, the homeless, people who don’t have insurance or people who don’t have ID?” Not only would these people most benefit from therapy, he argued, but they also suffer the most from the war on drugs and will still be at greatest risk from law enforcement.
Original Article (GQ):
Oregon is on the verge of legalizing shrooms therapy, thanks to your favorite hippie soap
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