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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Modern Culture

Michigan prosecutor won’t pursue most marijuana or psychedelics cases, ‘regardless of the amount’

A county prosecutor in Michigan announced on Tuesday [Jan 12, 2020] that his office will not be pursuing charges over possessing marijuana or entheogenic substances like psilocybin and ayahuasca — “regardless of the amount at issue.” For entheogenic substances, [Prosecuting Attorney] Savit’s notice similarly says it is ending prosecutions for possession or use of the…

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Politics

…decriminalize psychedelics under new state and local proposals

Behind the decriminalization measures emerging across the country is a growing sense that the decades-long war on drugs has failed… reform passed in Oregon is likely to fuel efforts elsewhere. Activists in more than 100 cities have expressed interest in enacting [decriminalize nature] reforms. …[at the state-level]… California’s forthcoming decriminalization bill would apply only to psychedelics, including psilocybin…

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Biography/Memoir

Washington D.C. decriminalizes psychedelic [plants & fungi] while Oregon decriminalizes all drugs

Natalie Ginsberg, director of policy and advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)… “Measure 110 is the first instance of the decriminalization of psychedelic substances MDMA and LSD in the country…” …MDMA is the psychedelic substance that people are arrested for most in the U.S.” …after the city of Denver previously became the…

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