Anthropology

Will Michigan be the 1st State to legalize recreational psychedelics?

Two… senators brought forth the bill: Sens. Jeff Irwin and Adam Hollier. Thursday, September 3rd, 2021, the Michigan Senate introduced SB 631 which would officially legalize the cultivation, delivery, creation, and possession of recreational psychedelics derived from plants, which include compounds like psilocybin and mescaline. This would be on a personal level only, with the bill stating that…

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Legislation to decriminalize… psychedelics moves forward…

Decriminalizing psychedelics remains an urgent issue. SB 519 does not decriminalize the sale of psychedelics or providing psychedelics to anyone under the age of 21… more time was needed to lay educational groundwork with members and the public… delaying full Assembly consideration of the bill… Original Article (California Senate):Senator Wiener’s legislation to decriminalize possession of…

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“An unprecedented achievement anywhere”—Thailand’s decriminalization of kratom

The Thai government voted to remove kratom from the nation’s list of “narcotics,” making an unambiguous statement after 80 years of speculation on the plant’s role. In a recently released report published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, researchers surveyed over 1,000 Thai citizens about their views on the plant’s decriminalization. The results showed a majority in favour of…

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…for a psychedelic plant…

…a social worker… has recently arrived to take part in an iboga initiation ceremony. She has been taking iboga sporadically for 15 years as a means of self-discovery, something she says most of her American relatives fail to appreciate. A big part of iboga is creativity, so you paint your face into a mask —…

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…legal strategy…csa [controlled substances act]

After determining that the UDV’s settlement and resulting exception were too intrusive, three Santo Daime churches based in Oregon sued the DEA, seeking protection under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act rather than an exemption to the CSA. The decision in the 2008-9 case, Church of the Holy Light of the Queen v. Mukasey, ruled in…

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Decriminalization of psychedelics bill met… legislature

…the legislation would also repeal provisions in the California criminal code that prohibit the cultivation and transportation of spores of mushrooms associated with the psychoactive ingredient. …note that police unions and their lobbyists opposed marijuana legalization vociferously, making several claims about how the legalization of the drug would lead to an increase in crime and…

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Berlin [Germany] now has an LSD shop…

…he’d made enough money to open the physical shop. His nervous landlord insisted on several months’ rent upfront. Out front, there’s a sign saying “Wir Verkaufen LSD” (we sell LSD)… …a new package of supplies has arrived, and there’s a constant stream of customers… The majority say they take the drug for fun, although some…

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City Council will soon consider a resolution that would decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi in Arcata

([However] the sale of entheogenic plants and fungi is a felony deemed worthy of prison time. The decriminalization of selling entheogenic plants and fungi is not included in the scope of goals pursued…) Arcata residents 21 and older may soon be free to embark on psychedelic trips without trip-to-the-police-department fears thanks to… Decriminalize Nature Humboldt… If the…

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Mexico’s supreme court strikes down marijuana prohibition… [US supreme court…]

The U.S., conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas… denounced the federal government’s inconsistent approach to marijuana policy and suggested that it may necessitate a reevaluation of an earlier ruling that upheld prohibition. [In Mexico] the 8-3 vote means that marijuana possession and cultivation for personal use will be legal nationally. The Ministry of Health would still…

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Psychedelic mushroom shops reach the americas

The Western hemisphere is getting its… brick and mortar psychedelic and functional mushrooms store a la Amsterdam’s “smart shops.” This… will help make mushroom-based wellness more accessible to consumers. …build and operate a “smart shop” retail store offering tinctures, capsules, topicals, edibles and other mushroom-based products… and related accessories…. functional and psychedelic mushroom retail outlet… Original Article…

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