Spirituality

What’s next for psychedelic decriminalization?

The movement to decriminalize entheogenic plants—psychedelics—is young, but has already succeeded in three cities… The force behind this tide is an organization called Decriminalize Nature (DN), who uses an open-source format to help communities all over the world start healing. Believing that entheogens should be legal and the exchange of them regulated, DN reverses the profit model…

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Politics

DEA admits state-level marijuana legalization…

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently acknowledged in a report that state-level marijuana legalization reduces instances of illegal interstate trafficking. Not only is DEA recognizing the simple fact that people tend to prefer obtaining marijuana through legal channels … the agency also uses the operative word “until” when discussing the prospects of adult-use legalization … Justin Strekal,…

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Biography/Memoir

Mushroom advocates eyeing Boulder as next decriminalization [of nature]…

Boulder Country District Attorney Michael Dougherty has met with decriminalization advocates, and describes their meeting as “really productive and positive.” …plans to push elected officials in every Boulder County municipality to pass decriminalization measures. “I kind of see that as being the way forward,” says Matthew Duffy [who worked on successful Denver decriminalization initiative] . “There’s some…

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Psychology

Integrating a psychedelic trip

While “new above-ground” psychedelic integration therapy is a relatively new trend, therapists who work with “non-ordinary states of consciousness” are not. There are also therapists who work exclusively [within trusted methodologies developed since the 1950’s] with psychedelics since the 1970s, who have been offering integration as well as “dosing sessions” with actual substances. Original Article…

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Biography/Memoir

Santa Cruz has decriminalized magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and peyote

Margolin says that advocates believe that selling mushrooms like any other crop will help prevent hiccups that have occurred in the recreational marijuana industry. “Activists so far prefer that the mushroom industry be ‘abrogated into already existing industries’ … so as to avoid some of the pitfalls that we’ve experienced already with cannabis legalization, where…

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Biography/Memoir

…Michael Pollan changes his mind

As Michael Pollan steps into the role of psychedelic gatekeeper, we critically examine his recent NYT op-ed on slowing down psilocybin decriminalization … both the narrative presented in How to Change Your Mind as well as the narrative presented in his op-ed, it all feels to me to be a part of what I would consider to be prohibition-lite…

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Politics

This is what psychedelic mainstreaming looks like…

It’s not the Hokey Pokey… …but psychedelic mainstreaming seems to be what it’s all about. We explore some of the realities and questions of what it means to take psychedelics “mainstream.” Original Article (Psymposia):This is what psychedelic mainstreaming looks like #1Artwork Fair Use: Raki_Man

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