Spirituality

The case for taking psychedelics seriously

If conservatives are concerned about the harms caused by hard drugs, psychedelics should be their friend, not their foe. There has long been disagreement within conservatism regarding the proper role of the free market, the question of whether or not the excesses of our economic system commodify that which ought to provide us with meaning.…

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At ‘pot churches,’ marijuana is the sacrament

“Legalization changes everything,” Laycock said. “Religious use may not violate state law in some of these states. And if it does, legalizing recreational use but not religious use clearly discriminates against religion.” As more states ease access to marijuana, churches that offer pot as a sacrament are proliferating, competing with medical marijuana dispensaries and pot…

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Spirituality

The Religion That Has No Name: The Persecution of Psychedelic Spirituality

“One of the implications of the continued growth of psychedelic festival culture is that the community of psychedelic users is becoming, with the help of the internet, more organised and more cohesive”.  Furthermore, now this ‘spiritual movement’ has community meeting spaces, with their own rituals, traditions, codes and conventions. At these gatherings there is a very…

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Human writes: we have lost the war on drugs

The careless disregard for life, and the disrespect for the dead, are the toll of the “war on drugs”. The bloody trail left by this war questions our very humanity … A 145% rise in drug-related deaths in the decade, with 450,000 deaths in 2015 alone … more than 71,000 overdose deaths in the United States…

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