Politics

New Approach PAC IP-59 & Decriminalize Nature IP-61

Two proposed initiatives. Under IP-59 [establishing regulated access by adults twenty-one years of age and older to natural medicine that show promise in improving well-being, life satisfaction, and overall health and the department shall have the authority to adopt rules that differentiate between natural medicines and that regulate each natural medicine differently… Local government impact.…

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Modern Culture

…statewide psychedelics…

…campaign… by Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… one-page measure would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate, gift and deliver psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline and DMT. Further, the measure says that it would be lawful to conduct psychedelics services for guidance, therapy and harm reduction and spiritual purposes with or without accepting payment. It would…

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Politics

…decriminalization of [psilocybe] mushrooms and other plants and fungi…

…decriminalizes “the possession, use, cultivation, production, creation, analysis, giving away, and delivery by or between natural persons… psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline… and dimethyltryptamine” which the Initiative refers to as “natural plants and mushrooms.” Relatedly… [questions about] a change to the definition of the term “drug paraphernalia” to specifically exclude “testing equipment, products, or materials used,…

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Politics

[Grassroots, community-led] psychedelics… proposal unveiled…

The proposal would also decriminalize activities facilitating the use of natural psychedelics… “The precedent on the grassroots level right now is to fully decriminalize first. If you do both [decrim and legalizing medical access] at the same time, you are prioritizing legalization.” Organizers said that establishing decriminalization first would preserve access to psychedelic drugs for…

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Anthropology

Missouri… proposes adding access to LSD, MDMA, peyote, and psilocybin as treatment options

HB 2429 would expand access for right-to-try to not only those with terminal illnesses but also those who are afflicted with debilitating or life-threatening conditions as well. Missouri has had its own version of right-to-try since 2014… “Eligible patient”…has a debilitating, life-threatening, or terminal illness… …proposal reads, “The offense of possession of more than ten grams but…

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Psychology

Could magic mushrooms be the next marijuana?

Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society (HVPS) was founded in January 2021… “We wanted to provide local advocacy, education and community support to foster the safe, equitable integration of psychedelics into our region,” Grauer said. “We want to make sure it’s decriminalized, regulated and legalized, and we also want to make sure everyone is as safe as…

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Anthropology

Activists file Colorado ballot initiatives… psychedelics…

A national advocacy group recently filed two separate psychedelics reform initiatives for Colorado’s 2022 ballot, both of which are titled the Natural Medicine Healing Act… “It’s really important to advocate for full decrim first and foremost,” Nicole Foerster said at a December 16 virtual meeting of the group she leads, Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… “If…

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Medicine/Healing

Will the magic of psychedelics transform psychiatry?

Unfounded claims that psychedelic drugs have no medical uses, as the US Congress once declared, and are fundamentally dangerous, kept research endeavours in a straitjacket… Decriminalize Nature, which argues humans have an unalienable right to develop their own relationship with natural plants, persuaded US authorities in half a dozen municipalities, including Washington DC, to decriminalise…

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