Anthropology

Oregon is the only State on the west coast that lets you smell your [cannabis] before buying it

Head north or south of Oregon’s borders, and the consumer experience is far more limited. The ability to smell before you buy isn’t just a regulatory quirk: In cannabis, fragrance—or lack thereof—can indicate freshness, flavor and, if you know your terpenes, effects. In California and Washington, state law dictates that cannabis flower must be sold…

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Anthropology

Nepal’s… legalize weed and ban booze

Nepal was one of the only nations to fight against the US and the international communities’ campaigns to criminalize weed worldwide. In fact, Nepal had a robust recreational marijuana industry with licensed pot shops, cultivation sites, and public consumption lounges until 1973, when the government canceled commercial weed licenses under international pressure.  Original Article (Merry…

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Anthropology

Massachusetts… magic mushrooms

I know what you’re thinking, but the idea is actually not as crazy as it sounds. In the past [9 months], Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz have each voted to decriminalize natural psychedelics, including mushrooms … momentum is building, and we will likely continue to hear more about this. When we do, we shouldn’t be afraid. “I think that…

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Anthropology

The duplicity of colonial authorities [in psychoactive plant and fungi species]

The history of cannabis in South Africa contains two particular trajectories that were sometimes in direct contradiction with one another. The one, the 100-year-old effort to prohibit its use. The other, a history of colonial governments and administrators trying to develop cannabis in order to make money out of it. The ripples of this historical contradiction are…

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Politics

Santa Cruz City Council approves psychedelics decriminalization measure

Activists celebrated their city becoming the third in the U.S. in less than a year to decriminalize certain psychedelic substances. The word “cultivation” was also removed from provisions specifying the measure’s scope. But before the full Council vote on Tuesday, several advocates used the public comment portion of the meeting to urge that it be…

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Anthropology

Decriminalize Nature Portland announces launch of 2020 initiative to decriminalize psychedelic plant [and fungi]

The Congress… reiterates the organizational belief that entheogenic plant medicines must be treated as a sacred and individually considered category… “Oregon is in the middle of a peak in its mental health and homelessness rates,” said chief petitioner and DNP organizer Holly Sullivan. “And the last thing we need to be doing is locking up more…

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Spirituality

…present of psychedelics

Nature has often provided us with the means to cure disease and improve our lives; it seems absolutely insane to block our own progress… even in a psychedelic community that thinks it is more steeped in love and compassion than ever before… Although we’d like to think of this new renaissance as being led by…

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Anthropology

…‘magic mushroom’ board appointed…

…the only municipal body of its kind in the world with a mandate to collect data and report on the impacts of psilocybin decriminalization in a metropolitan area. Denver was the first city in the United States to decriminalize the personal possession, personal use, and personal cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms last May in a stunning…

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Anthropology

Nearly 100 cities are considering decriminalizing psychedelics, map shows

The movement to decriminalize psychedelics has spread so rapidly this year that it can be hard to keep track. …campaigns that have introduced City Council resolutions or are in the process of getting such measures on legislative agendas. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics, Map ShowsArtwork Fair Use: Scottdarbey

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