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Equity, liberty and access in the psychedelic space…

When I think about the most traumatized people in our society, race is certainly a major factor, but class too is absolutely massive. So many people are stuck in real scarcity. Chronic scarcity in communities usually leads to chronic trauma, and of course that can be compounded with other forms of oppression. How can we…

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…drug policy priorities are a small step in the right direction, but old attitudes linger

Young drug reformers also had a few bones to pick with the administration’s priorities… applauded priorities like more access to treatment and more research on racial equity… complained that the administration priorities “fail to provide adequate support to Young People Who Use Drugs (YPWUD) in this country” – especially those who use drugs non-problematically. “[T]here…

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Are we being exposed to psychedelics more…

…study published in The Journal of Psychedelic Psychiatry has attempted to measure the change in public sentiment regarding psychedelics and the frequency of their mentions over time in American newspapers… …the decriminalization movement across the United States, particularly Oregon decriminalizing drug possession and legalizing supervised psilocybin sessions, has allowed people to speak more openly about psychedelics… narrative and…

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City council for [gifting & communal] psilocybin decrim expansion

The panel asked the city council in its report to “make the communal use of psilocybin among the lowest law enforcement priorities.” In a 56-page long document submitted to the Denver City Council’s Finance and Governance Committee, the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel (DPMPR) members emphasized the expansion of decriminalization for gifting and communal sharing…

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Detroit down-ballot results… shrooms

The onset of mental illnesses appears for the first time before the age of 25 62.5% of the time… one solution to this dilemma is right in front of us and has been throughout our country’s history – psychedelics… read about them, look into the work of psychedelic plant activists, do your own research and develop your…

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Psychedelics for…[neurodevelopment]

Psychedelics may reopen “critical periods” in neurodevelopment… A hypothesis puts forward evidence for a model of the co-evolution and advantages to the consumption of psychedelics by humans in pre-history. Four factors may have contributed to the inclusion of psychedelics in their diet: 1) management of psychological distress, 2) enhanced social interactions, 3) facilitation of collective rituals, and 4)…

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What to know about peyote

…some Native Americans would travel up to 322 kilometers (200 miles) on foot to attain the peyote… even the process of acquiring the peyote, called “the hunt,” is a part of the ritual. Since its scientific discovery around the turn of the 20th century, peyote use has expanded. Now, many people use the plant or its…

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You can now consume, cultivate non-commercial psychedelics without arrest in Seattle

The city had already taken decriminalization steps when it comes to personal drug possession, having a policy to not arrest or prosecute in those situations. The new resolution aims to protect those who cultivate and share psychedelics for “religious, spiritual, healing or personal growth practices.” While the resolution passed, it is not an ordinance, which…

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