[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 that… context, the consumer no longer bears the immense burden of demonstrating there is a medical use – the issue just disappears… the lack of a requirement to show efficacy of a sacrament is easy to understand: courts shouldn’t determine whether a psychedelic botanical actually causes a religious experience… even more important is that the consumer no longer bears the immense burden of demonstrating that the psychedelic’s benefits outweigh its risks; instead, the government bears the burden of proving that it’s too dangerous to use.
Original Article (Chacruna):
Psychedelic markets of the future
Artwork Fair Use: Denise Krebs