Corrections to Misinformation Being Spread about MAPS and IPCI

Corrections to Misinformation Being Spread about MAPS and IPCI

I’m writing in my capacity as a board member of MAPS and supporter of the Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (as well as Decriminalize Denver, Decriminalize Nature DC, DN Seattle, Measures 109, 110 and the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance in Oregon).  Decriminalize Nature (DN) leadership is engaging in the same conspiracy smear campaign against MAPS over personal possession limits in SB519, as they did against IPCI when the National Council of Native American Churches requested that peyote not be decriminalized in... Continue Reading

Pavitramenthe Leads Covid Relief Efforts in Northern India

Pavitramenthe Leads Covid Relief Efforts in Northern India

Dr. Bronner’s has spent the past 15 years building a regenerative, organic, fair trade supply chain, investing in the farms and lives of the suppliers of our raw materials. This puts us in the unique position of having our ears to the ground, listening to what farming communities need in order to thrive. For several years, we have been responding to those needs by supporting programs that improve the lives, not just of the people who produce our raw materials,... Continue Reading

Towards a More Rational and Compassionate Drug Policy

Towards a More Rational and Compassionate Drug Policy

I began this blog on my return from going deep with ibogaine with my friends at Iboga Quest in Tepotzlan, Mexico. What incredible medicine, especially for folks in the throes of opiate addiction. Ibogaine interrupts withdrawal and resets the dopamine system, while precipitating an intense “life review” psychedelic experience, giving insights into behavior, thought patterns, and underlying traumas. It opens the opportunity for people to work on their underlying issues without intense physical withdrawal and craving. But it’s no magic... Continue Reading

How We’re Addressing Our Plastic Use 

How We’re Addressing Our Plastic Use 

How We’re Addressing Our Plastic Use Probably the greatest concern (or complaint) our customers have about our products is their plastic packaging. We do have some excellent non-plastic options for our customers—including our Bar Soaps and Body Balms—but the majority of our products are currently packaged in plastic. We share our customers’ concern and know we have work to do to make our packaging more sustainable. So we are actively pursuing a multi-pronged approach to minimize the ecological and social... Continue Reading

Advocate for Animal & Social Justice with Your Purchase

Advocate for Animal & Social Justice with Your Purchase

Your purchase can make a difference. When you participate in our ShoppingGives program, we will donate 10% of sales on drbronner.com to one of the following three organizations advocating for the intersection of animal rights with human and environmental justice. Encompass, La Raza for Liberation, and Vegan Outreach work to reduce animal suffering through public outreach within marginalized communities. We hope you enjoy learning about their powerful and unique missions. To participate in our campaign, just select the organization of... Continue Reading

California’s Psychedelic Decrim Bill SB 519 Marches On!

California’s Psychedelic Decrim Bill SB 519 Marches On!

After a rollercoaster ride, Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 519 is through the California Assembly Health Committee with an 8 to 4 vote. In order to make this happen, Senator Wiener’s office advised that we would have to drop ketamine and adopt personal possession limits. There was fundamental disagreement with Decriminalize Nature (DN) on whether it was politically possible to convince the Health Committee to go for no limits. We’re taking our lead on this from Senator Wiener, who understands the... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Path to Regenerative Cocoa!

Dr. Bronner’s Path to Regenerative Cocoa!

On my first drive to Asuom, Ghana in late 2006, in an area that would eventually be host to our organic and fair trade palm project Serendipalm, I met a new plant. In the bush next to the road I discovered a grove of trees that carried, on their trunks and major branches, ovoid fruits the shape of an American football, though about half its size. Held only by short connectors, they grew in clusters, with colors ranging from mottled green through deep yellow to a beautiful dark orange. I had not seen anything like it.Continue Reading

5 Policy Changes to Transform Public Safety that are not “Defund the Police”

5 Policy Changes to Transform Public Safety that are not “Defund the Police”

As we’ve grappled with recent discourse around solutions to the epidemic of police violence that overwhelmingly affects people of color, we—as the leadership of Dr. Bronner’s—have discussed whether “Defund the Police” is the right message for our company. What does “Defund the Police” mean exactly? How will it be interpreted by our customers? Is there consensus within the company around “Defund the Police” as a policy and message? “Defund the Police” as a term elicits so many different responses based... Continue Reading

West Coast Psychedelic Update

West Coast Psychedelic Update

It’s incredible to see all the amazing progress we’re making in psychedelic policy on the West Coast—below are updates on major efforts we’ve been helping organize. In California, we’re marching towards decriminalizing psychedelics with Senator Scott Wiener’s Senate Bill 519. The policy includes both plant medicines and synthetics, sans peyote per the National Council of the Native American Church. Like Senator Wiener, we understand that freeing these healing medicines is a stepping stone to broader all-drug decriminalization in favor of... Continue Reading