Spirituality

Why the war on [plants & fungi] must end

Cannabis is just the tip of the drug war iceberg… One of the more exciting aspects of future U.S. drug policy revolves around … psilocybin (magic mushrooms). Last year, Oakland became the second U.S. city (after Denver) to decriminalise magic mushrooms [in addition to other plants and fungi such as [iboga, ayahuasca, psilocybe mushrooms, etc].  There’s a…

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Anthropology

Nearly 100 cities are considering decriminalizing psychedelics, map shows

The movement to decriminalize psychedelics has spread so rapidly this year that it can be hard to keep track. …campaigns that have introduced City Council resolutions or are in the process of getting such measures on legislative agendas. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics, Map ShowsArtwork Fair Use: Scottdarbey

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Anthropology

Santa Cruz… considers decriminalizing psychedelics

If approved, that would mean the City Council “supports the possession, use, and/or cultivation of entheogenic psychoactive plants and fungi for personal adult use and clinical research and psychoactive practices, and declares that the investigation and arrest of individuals involved with the adult possession, use, or cultivation of entheogenic psychoactive plants and fungi listed on…

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Anthropology

Four more major cities take steps to decriminalize [natural] pychedelics

The psychedelics reform movement is quietly advancing throughout the country, with four more major cities poised to take up proposals to decriminalize [entheogens] such as psilocybin mushrooms. Advocates in Chicago, Berkeley, Portland, and Dallas are pushing decriminalization measures—either through City Council action or ballot measures. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Four more major cities take steps to…

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Anthropology

Four major cities take steps to decriminalize [natural entheogens/ethnobotanicals] psychedelics

The psychedelics reform movement is quietly advancing throughout the country, with four more major cities poised to take up proposals to decriminalize [entheogens] such as psilocybin mushrooms. Advocates in Chicago, Berkeley, Portland, and Dallas are pushing decriminalization measures—either through City Council action or ballot measures. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Four more major cities take steps to…

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Spirituality

Mental illness is something else entirely [says Dr.]

“So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss! What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted.” Dr. Somé proposes that what we call depression, bi-polar, psychosis and schizophrenia may perhaps…

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Spirituality

…mushroom…

…all those who have fought for… free use of what the earth creates at no cost. Most importantly, if you belong to the privileged group of individuals who can talk about and engage in psychedelic use… keep using your privilege and platform to expand the conversation. Listen and collaborate with those who don’t immediately agree…

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Modern Culture

Berkeley might become second city in the country to decriminalize… [all entheogenic plants and fungi on schedule 1]

“It is time to end the war on entheogenic plants and fungi.” Under Berkeley’s proposed resolution, police would still be able to enforce criminal penalties against people who are under 21, as well as anyone found to be commercially manufacturing or selling these entheogenic substances. Berkeley City Council will consider a measure that would forbid city…

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Spirituality

Ayahuasca: tradition versus tourism

The ayahuasca tourist in search of a deep cosmic insight often fails to understand the importance of the cultural context in which the… [plants are] used. This parallels with the European discovery of tobacco in the sixteenth century; an attitude of disregard and criticism of the intended herbal ritualistic use. The traditional uses of tobacco…

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