Spirituality

Psychedelic religions…a new Supreme Court RFRA ruling…

The conservative shift in the Supreme Court continues to have profound effects upon religious jurisprudence. For psychedelic religions in particular, the Supreme Court’s current body may prove more receptive than popular punditry may suggest.  In December 2020, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Tanzin v. Tanvir, 592 U.S. ___ (2020[CC1] )… holding the Religious Freedom…

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[Religion and] psychedelics… the future

Under federal law the psychedelic is not safe enough to use as a medicine but it’s safe enough to use as a sacrament. It stated that, in order to interfere with the sacramental use, the government needed to prove that [plants and fungi are] too dangerous to use; and it failed to do so. In…

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[Entheogen] advocates eye… reform

At last, a new era for entheogenic plants has begun… the idea is to essentially convince… district attorneys to make investigation and prosecution of crimes related to entheogenic plants their city’s lowest law enforcement priority. In September [2020], that’s what Ann Arbor’s City Council in Michigan voted unanimously to do. A term used to categorize plants…

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Tune in, turn on, step up… ethics

The countercultural movement’s pursuit of peace, love and understanding was a worthy goal. This time around, let’s make sure our quests for self-transformation and world-transformation are aligned. It is only natural – and perhaps quite sensible – that the public remain skeptical. So, those of us who see the healing potential of psychedelics must encourage…

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Will mushrooms go the way of cannabis…

…a longtime cannabis activist from the Bay Area, said soon after she started micro-dosing psilocybin earlier this year, police raided the Oakland “church” where she was getting her mushrooms… some of the most promising research suggests psilocybin might be of use to address various forms of depression. She was devastated, since she was experiencing relief…

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…first… export of legal psilocybin mushrooms

“There is more research needed on these compounds in order to better understand the entourage effect experienced by patients which has shown dramatically effective results compared to single-molecule synthetic psilocybin in preliminary studies… …we are pleased to announce the completion of our first commercial harvest of natural psilocybin mushrooms,” said Joshua Bartch, CEO and Chairman…

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Never forget: before there was a mush rush, there was a plea for decency

Traditionally, psychedelic drugs have been used and studied in culturally-specific rituals, academic research, through nonprofit organizations, and by curious psychonauts the world over…. As the psychedelic industry shifts into an aboveground, for-profit system, more straight-laced, profit-focused entities are going to come out of the corporate “psychedelic closet,” supporting and advocating for the system which will…

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Voters back more [plants and fungi]… and not just cannabis

Aa measure in the District of Columbia passed that would decriminalize psilocybin and certain other psychedelic agents… Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin [mushrooms] — or any psychedelic — for its citizens to consume. The state of Oregon voted… to craft a program allowing it to be administered in some form of therapeutic setting to…

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Barred from selling pot, Windsor man now giving it away

Not even two weeks after being raided by the Windsor police drug squad for allegedly selling cannabis illegally, the Compassion House was packing them in again this week, only now the pot was being given away. “This is what it’s all about at Compassion House,” owner Leo Lucier said Friday between truck runs of coats…

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