Spirituality

Jews, Christians, and Muslims are reclaiming ancient psychedelic practices, and that could help with legalization

 …impulse [discernment, intelligence, calling, etc.] to take a psychedelic for a spiritual reason is often overlooked as a reason to lift prohibition for psychedelic substances. …we’ve already begun to see two main routes to ending psychedelic prohibition: medicalization and decriminalization. But what this binary paradigm of medicalization versus decriminalization conceals is a third way of using…

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Spirituality

…bill to legalize [personal] possession of psychedelics clears second senate committee

While the bill is being described by lawmakers and advocates as simple “decriminalization,” the official legislative analysis of the proposal states that it would “make lawful” the personal possession and social sharing of these substances. In Oakland, the first city where a city council voted to broadly deprioritize criminalization of entheogenic substances, lawmakers approved a…

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Spirituality

Psychedelic… religious freedom…

…the violation of religious freedoms pertaining to sacramental psychedelic usage is hardly a rarity for… [entheogenic] religious groups… Indeed, it is both a first amendment right for U.S. citizens and a specifically cited right in the New Hampshire constitution [which] has upended Mack’s 2018 conviction, and therefore, ruled in favor of religious freedom to use…

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Anthropology

Psychedelic [social sharing Senate bill]

…would amend the state criminal code to specifically permit both the cultivation and distribution of certain psychedelics… the bill allows “social sharing” of psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, ibogaine, MDMA, mescaline, and DMT. Social sharing” is defined as the “giving away” or “consensual administering… not for financial gain.” The bill also declares that the “planting, cultivating, harvesting,…

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Spirituality

Grassroots psychedelic policy reform…

An agenda to decriminalize plant-based psychedelics continues to spread. These efforts, effective at the city level, aim to remove any remaining limits on personal possession of psychedelics, thereby restoring an individual’s right to enhance his or her well-being through home and/or ceremonial use, without fear of arrest and prosecution. The emphasis here is on cognitive…

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Spirituality

…bill aims to legalize… [sharing] psychedelics

Social sharing would also become legal. What’s more, the bill proposes forming a group that will tackle the issues of potential future regulatory structures for psychedelics; magic mushrooms, LSD and DMT would be legal… Original Article (The Fresh Toast):California bill aims to legalize some psychedelicsArtwork Fair Use: cogdogblog

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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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Spirituality

[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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Spirituality

[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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