Anthropology

[One of many a] movement to decolonize psychedelic pharma

“Dominant-culture white society, as a bottom line, should always give preference to listening to Indigenous representative people… with ceremonial technology, we should just listen,” says Miriam Volat. …recommends the Nagoya Protocol as the reciprocity standard for all psychedelic pharma companies… as the Nagoya Protocol specifies that the company attach a “cultural heritage” to the compound…

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Anthropology

The roots of witchcraft

They were, in fact, curanderas, ‘wise women’ deeply versed in the herbal lore their ancestors had learnt from ancient Iberian-British aboriginals, a.k.a. the elves. The Origins of the British shows evidence that there was no genocide of ancient Britons by either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon incomers… Genetic sampling shows that 75-95 per cent of the pre-1950…

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Anthropology

Vancouver… details of drug decriminalization plan

In a letter to [Patty] Hajdu and the Vancouver and British Columbia working groups on decriminalization, a coalition of 15 organizations said the current proposal must be scrapped immediately as it risks reproducing the harms of prohibition. The coalition is asking the city to raise the proposed drug thresholds from a three-day supply and demanded the Vancouver Police Department take a…

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Anthropology

There is a lot of fungus among us

Inside a state-of-the-art lab, tucked in an industrial neighborhood… employees wearing protective suits move around two clear boxes, careful not to disrupt the tubes and sensors that keep temperature and humidity constant. Inside the boxes are… “magic”… mushrooms. Oregon became the first state to legalize… Frustration with traditional drugs that did little to address… longtime…

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Anthropology

Is it time… to decriminalize [nature] shrooms and psychedelics?

We’re now in something of a moment for drug decriminalization. [In Mar. 2021], the Washington Supreme Court’s stunning decision in State v. Blake struck down the state law that criminalizes drug possession… That’s where the decriminalization movement comes in. By instructing law enforcement to effectively ignore the law, jurisdictions can indirectly greenlight the therapeutic and…

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$1 billion for CAHOOTS Act…

…recently there’s been interest from other cities in creating similar programs. States who want to set up CAHOOTS programs can get an 85% match in Medicaid funds from the government totaling about a billion dollars. Original Article (MSN):$1 billion for CAHOOTS Act included in American Rescue PlanArtwork Fair Use: Rod Waddington

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Anthropology

[In Oregon] $20 million for addiction services…

 …a compromise that will shift $20 million in marijuana sales taxes to support addiction recovery services… the Oregon Health Authority will take the lead, not a new council created by the ballot measure under the agency… It is not unusual for lawmakers to make further changes in ballot measures after voters approve them, although changes…

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