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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[Entheogen] advocates eye… reform

At last, a new era for entheogenic plants has begun… the idea is to essentially convince… district attorneys to make investigation and prosecution of crimes related to entheogenic plants their city’s lowest law enforcement priority. In September [2020], that’s what Ann Arbor’s City Council in Michigan voted unanimously to do. A term used to categorize plants…

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Spirituality

Voters back more [plants and fungi]… and not just cannabis

Aa measure in the District of Columbia passed that would decriminalize psilocybin and certain other psychedelic agents… Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin [mushrooms] — or any psychedelic — for its citizens to consume. The state of Oregon voted… to craft a program allowing it to be administered in some form of therapeutic setting to…

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Politics

…all drugs… or just pot and psychedelics?

Some see this as calling attention to an underlying tension between the all-drug decrim movement and the psychedelic decrim movement. Whereas once PSI 2020 [now Measure 109] was a full-scale psilocybin decriminalization initiative, chief petitioners… say its broad decrim component was removed, in part, so as to “complement” DATRA. Others in the psychedelic community have…

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Spirituality

Barred from selling pot, Windsor man now giving it away

Not even two weeks after being raided by the Windsor police drug squad for allegedly selling cannabis illegally, the Compassion House was packing them in again this week, only now the pot was being given away. “This is what it’s all about at Compassion House,” owner Leo Lucier said Friday between truck runs of coats…

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What if a pill can change your politics or religious beliefs?

One challenge stands out: psilocybin seems to make people more liberal. Scientific reports associating psychedelic use and liberal values stretch back as far as 1971, and although these findings have been replicated more recently, a noncausal explanation is readily available.  If psilocybin does change political values, the significance of this effect goes deeper than which…

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Oregon psilocybin initiative…

…campaign is seeing pushback… …dissent from certain psychedelics reform advocates who argue that the proposed legal therapeutic model for psilocybin would threaten equitable access to entheogens. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Oregon psilocybin initiative gets boost from new TV ad but draws opposition from unlikely sourceArtwork Fair Use: Ytzen

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…exist in nature

[Entheogenic molecules of diverse variations] can be found in over 200 species of mushrooms, most of which grow wild… …originally began in the wild, growing naturally in forests, fields, and deserts.  Original Article (The Week):8 drugs that exist in natureArtwork Fair Use: Olaf Tausch

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