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Building a psychedelic community during the war on drugs

Red flags we look for are indications that someone intends to exploit the vulnerabilities in our community in some way.

Such exploitations may come in the form of police or informants trying to prey upon and bust people by soliciting drugs from the community, and others, such as pseudo-shamans or other entrepreneurs, trying to profit off the suffering of others, either for monetary or egoic gain. Drug seekers may exhibit unsafe behavior that exposes the community to legal and safety risks, and predatory people may come into our vulnerable spaces solely for personal gain, whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual, sometimes at the expense of others’ comfort and safety. As the public perspective on psychedelics shifts from one of stigma to one of hope and healing, it will be challenging to navigate access within a legal system that still ostracizes and punishes those on the psychedelic path. 

Original Article (Chacruna):
Building a psychedelic community during the war on drugs
Artwork Fair Use: Subhradwip Ghosh

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