Politics

[US City of] Arcata decriminalizes psychedelics

The City Council of Arcata made the decision unanimously to decriminalize the personal possession and growing of psychedelics… Danielle Daniel, Lead Organizer of Decriminalize Nature Humboldt… “The Arcata City Council’s decision to decriminalize entheogens within city limits was both courageous and honorable.. with decriminalization more Arcata residents will have access to the support they need to heal…

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Modern Culture

You can now consume, cultivate non-commercial psychedelics without arrest in Seattle

The city had already taken decriminalization steps when it comes to personal drug possession, having a policy to not arrest or prosecute in those situations. The new resolution aims to protect those who cultivate and share psychedelics for “religious, spiritual, healing or personal growth practices.” While the resolution passed, it is not an ordinance, which…

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Spirituality

Seattle becomes largest U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelics

Further, it expresses the council’s intent “to determine what changes would be necessary to protect from arrest or prosecution individuals who cultivate entheogens” [ie, cultivating ayahuasca/iboga/psilocybe/san pedro, etc] and to make those changes through a subsequent ordinance. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, declares “that the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of anyone engaging in…

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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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Psychology

Controversies… psychedelic

The concept of social sharing or decriminalized shared use is essential in psychedelic policy reform for several reasons. First, simple decriminalization for personal possession is insufficient to protect the most common dynamic of psychedelic use: a small group of people sharing psychedelics, often with a guide or group leader facilitating the experience… …the bill now…

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Politics

A resolution decriminalizing… cultivation and distribution of psychedelic plants

WHEREAS: the so-called War on Drugs has led to the unnecessary penalization, arrest,and incarceration of vulnerable people, particularly people of color and people of limited financial means… WHEREAS: that American cities have long possessed an inferred constitutional right to regulate commerce and public safety within their jurisdictions, a principle acknowledged by the U.S. Department of…

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Anthropology

Colorado springs city council president, stands up for psychedelic mushrooms’ during decriminalization…

The president of the Colorado Springs City Council recently surprised everyone when he commended the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms during a City Council regular meeting, sharing a personal story about how… has positively affected his life. Decriminalize Nature is a national movement with chapters in cities across the US , all dedicated to the…

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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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