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Proposed California Law would legalize magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs

In addition to allowing Californians to produce and use certain psychedelic drugs, SB 519 officially recognizes these drugs’ medical application… would allow the possession, cultivation, use, and “sharing” of most psychedelic drugs in California was formally introduced in the state Legislature on Thursday [Feb. 18, 2021]. …proposal follows several successful decriminalization efforts at the city…

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…the kinder, gentler war on drugs…

The policy extension of… radical love to his son is a full embrace of harm reduction and expanding the conversation about use disorder beyond opioids… has gone from viewing people who use drugs as “addicts running around… already robbing you” to his “beautiful son.” Part of that is likely the impact of seeing the struggle…

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[Decriminalize nature city council success]

Cambridge City Council, Massachusetts, votes 8-1 to decriminalize nature… [This is] the second city in Massachusetts to decriminalize… that the City Council hereby maintains it should be the policy of the City of Cambridge that the investigation and arrest of adult persons for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with, and/or possessing entheogenic…

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Cognitive liberty…. a human neuro-rights declaration

…the concept of Cognitive Liberty (CL), as coined by American civil rights activists. This is a concept that… is something similar to a wall to protect the individual from the claims of any other person. Indeed, cognitive liberty is the right to control one’s own mind: the basic brick of personal freedom. In the last…

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Constitutional ban on marijuana [and other psychoactives] advances in Idaho Senate

A proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the legalization of pot [and “illegal” psychoactives] in the state… Backers say the state Constitution needs to be changed because neighboring states have approved marijuana use, and it could happen in Idaho. Original Article (KTVB):Constitutional ban on legal marijuana advances in Idaho SenateArtwork Fair Use: Nancy Reilly Young

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City resolution: involving personal use, growth, and possession of entheogenic plants…

Resolution declaring that the investigation and arrest of individuals involved with personal use, growth, and possession of entheogenic plants, including those scheduled at the state and federal levels be the lowest priority for the city… Whereas, Entheogenic Plants, defined herein as the full spectrum of plants, fungi, and natural materials and/or their extracted compounds, limited…

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Supporting the decriminalization of entheogenic plants [at the American city and county level]

American cities have long possessed an inferred constitutional right to regulate commerce and public safety within their jurisdictions, a principle acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Justice Cole Memorandum that permitted states and localities to deprioritize law enforcement of cannabis charges… That the City Council hereby maintains it should be the policy of the City…

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Tripped up [on un-equitable mental health industry practices]

LSD can present the user with a distillation of one’s life and the world so beautiful it would seem it should only be knowable after death. It can also send the user headlong into a Boschian underworld. Apart from committing numerous criminal and civil-rights violations of U.S. law, the CIA violated the Nuremberg Code of…

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…come to the U. S.?

…despite the relative mainstreaming of psychedelics in recent years, psilocybin mushrooms are ranked alongside heroin as a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. But over recent months, decriminalization efforts have opened a chink in the United States’ forbidding drug laws. [In 2020], D.C., [Ann Arbor MI, Oakland, CA, etc. voters approved use of/personal production of,…

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Oakland’s next… psychedelic [step]… approved unanimously by city council

A resolution passed unanimously by Oakland City Council on December 15 has once more put the city in the spotlight for its progressive policies surrounding the decriminalization of psychedelic substances. The measure actively urges Oakland’s leadership to work with the State of California to decriminalize, rather than legalize, entheogenic plants and fungi. The Oakland Community Healing Initiative…

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