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…pouring ayahuasca

The reluctant shaman is the safe one. The one who rushes the process and is arrogant enough to assume they can bypass the protocol that’s existed for thousands of years—he/she is dangerous. This is in no way meant to discourage anyone from doing this sacred work. We need as many sincere and strong beings answering…

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love… together

Going on a trip is not about escaping issues within the relationship, but about finding your way home. And you can feel that in your bones. “Psilocybin [mushroooms are] something that can help you, and make you a better person and partner or parent and child because it releases the obstacles we’ve built up around…

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Will [psilocybe mushroom] dispensaries become a thing…

In many cases, the legal cannabis industry has used alcohol and tobacco as their model for a legal market. In turn, it’s tempting for the coming psychedelic industry to use cannabis as theirs, but this approach might be just as flawed as the Controlled Substances Act which places fundamentally different substances in the same category……

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…public housing tenants not allowed to partake

Margolin said threatening people with losing their homes for doing what others are allowed to do is cruel. “This is absolutely unequal and unfair protection of people”. -Bruce Margolin (an attorney and the director of the Los Angeles chapter of NORML, a national advocacy group striving to decriminalize marijuana across the country.) Margolin recounted several…

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Veterans vouch for ayahuasca therapy

During his time in the military, he became heavily reliant on drugs: marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, psychedelics. “I just realized there’s never really, ever, a time for war,” he said. Grob extensively studied the psychological effects of ayahuasca in Brazil in the 1990s, focusing on the UniÃo Do Vegetal church, which uses ayahuasca on a regular…

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Santa Cruz could decriminalize magic mushrooms

“It’s going to be the lowest priority for police officers, who possess, use, and cultivate these plants and fungi for adults’ personal use,” said Santa Cruz city Vice Mayor Justin Cummings. [a/v video transcript] The proposed resolution would declare the investigation and arrest of individuals involved with adult possession, use, or cultivation of psychoactive plants…

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