Anthropology

Denver Voters Will Have Their Say On Legalized Mushrooms In The City

“I don’t think that people should be criminalized or looked upon differently because they are required to take something that can make them feel this much better,” said a 54-year-old patient currently using psilocybin mushrooms. The initiative would make the use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by adults 21 and older the lowest law-enforcement priority…

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Anthropology

Confessions of a White Vampire

Several times during my stay in the [ayahuasca drinking] community, different men took me aside and confided that they knew of nearby gold deposits that they would be willing to show me. They said this as if to test my interest. I would reply with indifference to these propositions, much to my interlocutors’ surprise. A…

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Anthropology

Overdose deaths are the product of drug prohibition

During Prohibition, drinkers never knew what they would get when they set out to slake their thirst. Bootleggers often sold products adulterated with industrial alcohol and other toxins. Some 10,000 people were fatally poisoned before America gave up this grand experiment in suppressing vice. Fentanyl was just the beginning. The latest additive is carfentanil, a…

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Anthropology

The crucial role of mothers in reforming drug policy

Mothers in the UK, US, Canada, and beyond are advocating for drug policy reform; for many, their advocacy follows the death or incarceration of their child as a result of the drug war …  many mothers and other family members have come together in the fight for evidence-based, person-centred drug policy reform due to the effect…

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GW Pharmaceuticals CEO after new drug launch: it’s ‘important to distinguish between what’s medicine and what’s not’ in cannabis

Now, physicians have a level of “assurance” that if they prescribe Epidiolex [GW Pharmaceutical’s CBD], they’re giving patients a federally-sanctioned, standardized form of medication, the CEO said. “We think it’s’ really important to distinguish between what is medicine and what is not.” “They know exactly what is in it, they understand the dosing, they understand its…

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