Politics

Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substance

In 2011, Wada defended the ban on cannabis in a paper published in the journal Sports Medicine. Citing a study on marijuana’s ability to reduce anxiety, Wada found cannabis could help athletes “better perform under pressure and to alleviate stress experienced before and during competition”. Marijuana (cannabis) has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency…

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Biography/Memoir

Will Justice Thomas bring consistency to cannabis regulation?

…the IRS’s approach to Section 280E stands in direct conflict to the law in many states as well as the DOJ’s enforcement policies. Justice Thomas has long been skeptical of the federal government’s power to criminalize local marijuana use… Justice Thomas argued that the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] exceeded Congress’s power as applied to the…

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Anthropology

…for a psychedelic plant…

…a social worker… has recently arrived to take part in an iboga initiation ceremony. She has been taking iboga sporadically for 15 years as a means of self-discovery, something she says most of her American relatives fail to appreciate. A big part of iboga is creativity, so you paint your face into a mask —…

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Medicine/Healing

Mindfulness… psychedelics

The subject of integration is an important one. Many people experience some kind of spiritual enlightenment when in a psychedelic state, but are then subsequently dropped back down into their daily lives and find themselves at a loss for how to unite the two. The similarities between a mindfulness practice and psychedelics boil down to…

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Modern Culture

Creating scarcity…

…legislating at the state level is different than local cities[?]… the idea that another human or government can intervene in this unalienable and sacred birthright seems ludicrous, as ludicrous as if the government suddenly suggested it would control and limit the number of times a parent could hug their child. Few things seem as fundamentally…

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Spirituality

…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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