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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LSD… benefits…

…there has been a huge uptake in LSD consumption. From 2015 to 2018, there was a 56 percent increase in overall LSD usage, a 70 percent increase for college graduates, a 59 percent increase for people aged 26 to 34 and a whopping 223 percent for people aged 35 to 49.  Mental health issues like…

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Is there a dependable way to… experience with psychedelics?

Your set and setting greatly influence how and when and where this happens, not always in a predictable way. Under-dosing (or low dosing), for example, can help you navigate the strange in-between of being neither here nor there, not fully able to communicate with either the sober or altered worlds. Moderate dosing can teach you…

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Kratom… [prohibition & racism]…

Repressive enforcement of the kratom ban in Thailand… was responsible for about 3,000 extrajudicial killings between February to April 2003. Thaksin’s policy also fuelled conflict in the predominantly Muslim southern provinces where in the following years at least 5,700 people were killed, especially among the ethnic Malay population. Kratom law enforcement in the south of…

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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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Grand Rapids may decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, plants…

The push in Grand Rapids follows the success of sister group Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor… which got Ann Arbor city leaders to adopt a similar resolution in September 2020. Following that vote, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit declared support for the resolution and said his office would no longer prosecute those acts in the county.…

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Arcata public safety committee backs decriminalizing psychedelic plants, fungi

Dr. James Latham said he was reached by another member of Decriminalize Nature Humboldt to provide the physician’s perspective… just like cannabis, decriminalization is the first step, Latham said. “With deprioritization, you mentioned people healing and having access to that healing. Could someone come to your office and say, ‘I’m really struggling with depression and…

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…ready for further mushroom decriminalization?

In addition to suggesting that council formally decriminalize sharing of psychedelic mushrooms… “I personally don’t have a problem with [people sharing mushrooms] as long as there’s not money being exchanged. I don’t think that we would be prosecuting people who, for example, are giving some to their friend or relative. I think the selling it…

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…psychedelic directions…

…obvious uses for personal and cultural growth… …Entheogenic: about psychedelics’ religious and spiritual uses, in particular about mystical experiences, or primary religious experiences as they are also called… Intellectual: every academic discipline can expand its circumference of ideas by including psychedelics… the sciences-humanities gap can be bridged by psychedelics. Philosophical topics such as reality and…

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