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

Coconut Oil Cheat Sheet for Body-Kitchen-Home!

Coconut Oil Cheat Sheet for Body-Kitchen-Home!

Coconut oil usage guides can sound like a high stakes auction. 20 uses! 29 uses! 77 uses! 101 uses! I didn’t try to count mine. I’ve incorporated coconut oil into so many of my kitchen and personal care routines, and I’m always learning more. Every use on this list below are ones I use myself or have seen used successfully. I can vouch for them all. Click here to download the Coconut Oil Cheat Sheet. Coconut oil has had its... Continue Reading

Psychedelics at a Crossroads: We Need Constructive Not Extractive Capital

Psychedelics at a Crossroads: We Need Constructive Not Extractive Capital

As longtime and committed activists in the psychedelic movement, we’ve encountered thoughtful business models and innovative ownership and capitalization structures that, together, present a unique case study on how an industry can move from “extractive capitalism” towards more constructive economic models based on reciprocity, community investment, and trust.Continue Reading

Seaspiracy Film Review: An Antiracist Vegan’s Take

Seaspiracy Film Review: An Antiracist Vegan’s Take

The latest documentary to make waves in the world of online streaming is Seaspiracy—a film that takes a close look at the human impact on our oceans, from plastic pollution to the fishing industry, ultimately challenging the well-established narrative that it’s personal, one-time-use plastic consumption that is destroying ocean life.  Seaspiracy takes the viewer on an around-the-world journey to expose some of the worst atrocities of the commercial fishing industry—from dolphin and whale slaughter in Japan, whale slaughter in the... Continue Reading

Acting Against Hate Towards Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Acting Against Hate Towards Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Dr. Bronner’s stands categorically against all harassment or victimization of members of our Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. This kind of scapegoating of a particular racial group runs directly counter to our grandfather’s All-One vision and is against everything we practice and promote as a company.Continue Reading

The Dr. Bronner’s Way: Transforming Tragedy and Trauma

The Dr. Bronner’s Way: Transforming Tragedy and Trauma

Soon after I first crossed paths with Dr. Bronner’s, when I began the work of transitioning its supply chains to be organic and fair trade, I learned about founder Emanuel Bronner’s determination to use his soap brand to unite and bring peace to the world. A lofty goal, for sure, and one that some companies might have considered a hopeful founder’s story, nothing more. As I became a full-time Bronnerite I realized that the Bronner family didn’t stop there. Rather,... Continue Reading

Sounding the Alarm on Compass’s Interference with Oregon’s Psilocybin Therapy Program

Sounding the Alarm on Compass’s Interference with Oregon’s Psilocybin Therapy Program

It’s time to publicly call out the for-profit psychedelic pharma company Compass Pathways, for their monopolistic and shady behavior. This Vice article, “Can a Company Patent the Basic Components of Psychedelic Therapy”, details their recent attempts to patent a clinical setting with mood lighting, soft furniture, subdued colors and a good sound system. This was after they tried to patent psilocybin synthesis in a way that would occupy the field and prevent awesome nonprofit drug development companies like Usona and... Continue Reading