Anthropology

Inside the movement to decolonize psychedelic pharma

There’s no question that the psychedelic renaissance is in full bloom. As psychedelic medicine goes public, researchers, advocates, and members of the psychedelic community are calling for innovative and “decolonized”… models… one[s] that avoid… recreating the mistakes of the past. After a decades-long battle to push through regulatory barriers and overcome long-enduring stigmas, psychedelics are…

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…clean sweep for drug policy reform suggests that prohibition may collapse sooner than expected

Oregon, meanwhile, became the first jurisdiction in the United States to… decriminalize possession of all drugs and the first to [allow legal use of] psilocybin. The first [measure]… which was supported by nearly three-fifths of voters, makes low-level, noncommercial possession of controlled substances, which was previously a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in…

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Magic mushrooms [in North America]

Magic mushrooms… a higher number of countries either have a more lenient stance toward them or are gradually opening up to the idea of decriminalization. These include: Canada- although psilocybin mushrooms are scheduled substances, there is an option to purchase psilocybin microdoses from a private dispensary that the government is as of yet not seriously…

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Why are shrooms illegal?

Psilocybin [mushroom] prohibition could fade away, effectively ending the “bad trip” that is the War on Drugs – at least as it pertains to shrooms. Prohibition hasn’t stopped American psychonauts from enjoying shrooms over the last 50 years though. [However, it’s Europe in] 2008, when the Dutch government launched a crackdown on magic mushrooms. That abrupt…

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Government urged to sell… ecstasy [MDMA] in pharmacies

In a book – with a foreword written by the former prime minister of New Zealand Helen Clark… cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines should be “nationalised” and sold legally in government-run pharmacies to undermine global drug-related crime, a UK drugs reform charity has recommended. Only a single adult use dosage of the drugs would be available…

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Congress debates… magic mushrooms [and entheogens]

[Rep.] Harris proposed forbidding Washington, DC, from implementing a voter initiative to make… [certain entheogenic plants and fungi] the bottom legislation enforcement precedence. Initiative organizers say they submitted sufficient signatures to look on the November poll. “Even Harris acknowledges the irrefutable science behind a few of these psychedelics,” mentioned initiative proposer Melissa Lavasani, who says…

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…Decriminalize Nature Portland announces…

In their press release, Decriminalize Nature Portland fleshed out their motivations and intentions “Oregon is in the middle of a peak in its mental health and homelessness rates,” said Decriminalize Nature Portland organizer Holly Sullivan. “And the last thing we need to be doing is locking up more of our most vulnerable folks for the possession…

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