Modern Culture

[City] Agenda report

[Decriminalize Nature]…[and various entheogenic communities are]… creating and protecting an opportunity for equitable access by allowing home grows or personal gardens, where… residents can develop their own relationship with nature, free from external influence. …[the approach] to social equity includes bringing general awareness and information to the community, as well as access to entheogenic specific…

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Anthropology

Denver Voters Will Have Their Say On Legalized Mushrooms In The City

“I don’t think that people should be criminalized or looked upon differently because they are required to take something that can make them feel this much better,” said a 54-year-old patient currently using psilocybin mushrooms. The initiative would make the use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by adults 21 and older the lowest law-enforcement priority…

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Anthropology

Overdose deaths are the product of drug prohibition

During Prohibition, drinkers never knew what they would get when they set out to slake their thirst. Bootleggers often sold products adulterated with industrial alcohol and other toxins. Some 10,000 people were fatally poisoned before America gave up this grand experiment in suppressing vice. Fentanyl was just the beginning. The latest additive is carfentanil, a…

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Anthropology

The crucial role of mothers in reforming drug policy

Mothers in the UK, US, Canada, and beyond are advocating for drug policy reform; for many, their advocacy follows the death or incarceration of their child as a result of the drug war …  many mothers and other family members have come together in the fight for evidence-based, person-centred drug policy reform due to the effect…

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GW Pharmaceuticals CEO after new drug launch: it’s ‘important to distinguish between what’s medicine and what’s not’ in cannabis

Now, physicians have a level of “assurance” that if they prescribe Epidiolex [GW Pharmaceutical’s CBD], they’re giving patients a federally-sanctioned, standardized form of medication, the CEO said. “We think it’s’ really important to distinguish between what is medicine and what is not.” “They know exactly what is in it, they understand the dosing, they understand its…

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Caves all the way down

There is not one universal psychedelic experience that people from all cultures reliably and predictably have … even with the same substance, different cultures frame psychedelic experiences in different ways, leading to different experiences​​Different cultures, then, create different psychedelic experiences, different ontological realities. But the hope of the psychedelic renaissance is that, by conducting the most…

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