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Grand Rapids may decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, plants…

The push in Grand Rapids follows the success of sister group Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor… which got Ann Arbor city leaders to adopt a similar resolution in September 2020. Following that vote, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit declared support for the resolution and said his office would no longer prosecute those acts in the county.…

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Arcata public safety committee backs decriminalizing psychedelic plants, fungi

Dr. James Latham said he was reached by another member of Decriminalize Nature Humboldt to provide the physician’s perspective… just like cannabis, decriminalization is the first step, Latham said. “With deprioritization, you mentioned people healing and having access to that healing. Could someone come to your office and say, ‘I’m really struggling with depression and…

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…ready for further mushroom decriminalization?

In addition to suggesting that council formally decriminalize sharing of psychedelic mushrooms… “I personally don’t have a problem with [people sharing mushrooms] as long as there’s not money being exchanged. I don’t think that we would be prosecuting people who, for example, are giving some to their friend or relative. I think the selling it…

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…psychedelic directions…

…obvious uses for personal and cultural growth… …Entheogenic: about psychedelics’ religious and spiritual uses, in particular about mystical experiences, or primary religious experiences as they are also called… Intellectual: every academic discipline can expand its circumference of ideas by including psychedelics… the sciences-humanities gap can be bridged by psychedelics. Philosophical topics such as reality and…

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Psychedelics and spirituality

…the emergence of what is known today as shamanism and psychedelic rituals and trips can be traced back to the expanded visionary ritual capacity expressed by… human ancestors. The past and present events have shown that the synergy between religion and psychedelics will remain unbroken even in generations to come. Psychedelics have survived various forms…

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California advances decriminalizing psychedelic substances [through Assembly Public Safety Committee]

[The bill SB 519’s sponsor states] “people will be able to cultivate for personal use… some like mushrooms… it will allow, just like we did for cannabis, cultivation of small amounts for personal use.” California has moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelics amid a debate over whether their prohibition is an outdated remnant of the…

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Will more cities… decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms?

Similar movements have cropped up in other states, including Oregon, Vermont, Texas, and Hawaii… those who use mushrooms now typically acquire them in much the same way cannabis users bought weed before it was legalized… charge about $25 per eighth of an ounce, but Williams discourages that route. Instead, he [is] urging a “grow, gather,…

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…psychedelics as a bridge to… reality

…she doesn’t want to see a monopoly or corporatization of plant medicines… it is important psychedelics are decriminalized before they are legalized. “I love the work that many cities in the United States have done, such as Oakland (California), Denver (Colorado), Ann Arbor (Michigan), and Washington D.C. in claiming decriminalization, so I’m hoping Canada can do that on a national front.…

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How to… prepare yourself for a psychedelic journey

…tidy up loose ends in your life to help clear some space in your mind and heart. Stuff that you might’ve been putting off, like difficult conversations and resolving any current difficulties in your relationships. If this isn’t possible, try journaling about it or writing a letter to the person even if you can’t send…

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…3 things you need for your next trip

Of course it’s difficult because of drug laws. So this may take some initiative… here are some options are: Grow your own. Possibly the best option… if you are able to. Having a private space is key… recommend taking 3 days. Day 1 to tie up loose ends (e.g. no urgent messages or emails hanging,…

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