As the sun started to rise, I woke up covered in sand and bug bites, hungover, and overflowing with anxiety; I had spent the night on the beach. It was the morning after Thanksgiving and my whole family was in town. The dinner had gone well, fueled by good friends and family, old stories, and,
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“What are the moms at school going to say about this?” I thought last December, as I prepared to submit paperwork in support of Decriminalize Nature DC, a ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics like psilocybin and ayahuasca in Washington, DC. Those moms knew me as the Budget Officer for DC’s Department of Energy &
Oregon’s Measure 109 Provides the Model Oregon’s Mental Health Crisis If you happen to live in Portland, Oregon, you see it every day. Real people, abandoned to the streets, living in tents, sinking deeper into addictions and despair. The situation throughout our state, while less visible, is no less severe. One in six Oregonians struggle with mental illness,
Unity is the great epiphany of the psychedelic experience, and it’s the ethos of a growing movement. For a first wave of psychedelic policy reformers, unity isn’t conformity, but rather a sense of respect and support for a diversity of projects and intentions. Unity, in this nascent space, comes in recognition of the extended vision, a whole that adds up to more than its parts.
How non-profit psychedelic drug development harmonizes with efforts to decriminalize plant medicines and legalize psilocybin therapy for all; and how all support broad-based Portugal style decriminalization This article, recently published in the 2020 MAPS Spring Bulletin, discusses key strategies in motion to mainstream access to psychedelic medicine and therapy in the U.S.. To introduce the topic in the context of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the urgent climate change crisis we face,