Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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Science

…study shows cannabis reduces inflammatory ‘storms’…

…offers data that some cannabis strains help reduce a specific type of inflammatory distress – called a “cytokine storm” – that proceeds severe cases of acute respiratory distress… One of the studies’ main researchers, University of Lethbridge’s Department of Biological Sciences’… team has studied the anti-inflammatory potential of cannabis for years. Were they surprised by…

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Biography/Memoir

In defending… potential

This would be the president’s son acknowledging that… he has smoked crack and come out the other end of that indelibly narrow glass tunnel. …[and] treatment using the psychedelic plant extract ibogaine [found in the naturally occurring iboga plant]. ”I’m proud of him, I’m proud of my son” was an indication that he understands something……

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Biography/Memoir

Globalization and [drug wars]

Effects are larger where international competition is likely to disproportionately affect young, less-educated men… Our study concludes that if Chinese exports to the United States had not risen significantly during 2007 – 10, the increase in drug-related homicides in Mexico in our sample – totaling about 6,000 in 2007 and more than 20,000 in 2010…

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Spirituality

Psychedelic religions…a new Supreme Court RFRA ruling…

The conservative shift in the Supreme Court continues to have profound effects upon religious jurisprudence. For psychedelic religions in particular, the Supreme Court’s current body may prove more receptive than popular punditry may suggest.  In December 2020, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Tanzin v. Tanvir, 592 U.S. ___ (2020[CC1] )… holding the Religious Freedom…

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Politics

City resolution: involving personal use, growth, and possession of entheogenic plants…

Resolution declaring that the investigation and arrest of individuals involved with personal use, growth, and possession of entheogenic plants, including those scheduled at the state and federal levels be the lowest priority for the city… Whereas, Entheogenic Plants, defined herein as the full spectrum of plants, fungi, and natural materials and/or their extracted compounds, limited…

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