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

All-One Mutual Aid with Soap and Hand Sanitizer!

All-One Mutual Aid with Soap and Hand Sanitizer!

Dr. Bronner’s Covid-19 Product Donation Program During the first two months of 2020, at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S., demand for Dr. Bronner’s hand sanitizer and soap skyrocketed. As the company scrambled to ramp up production to fill orders, we heard from long-time allies at Urban Justice’s Safety Net Project in New York City. They shared their experience that sanitizer and soap was an even scarcer resource for the low-income at-risk communities they work with. These... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Supports Menstrual Hygiene in Rural India

Dr. Bronner’s Supports Menstrual Hygiene in Rural India

Imagine being a young girl growing up in rural India. Your family is poor. Your father is a farmer and your mother is a housewife. You want to go to school and break out of the cycle of poverty. But then, you menstruate for the first time, and people tell you that it’s better to stay home during “that time of the month.” First, you make an effort to go anyway because you don´t want to miss school. You try... Continue Reading

Marking Eight Years of Giving to End the Exploitation and Suffering of Animals

Marking Eight Years of Giving to End the Exploitation and Suffering of Animals

We are proud to mark the eighth year of our philanthropy program to support efforts to end the exploitation and suffering of animals used for food. We make this commitment alongside the company’s other core causes, including regenerative organic agriculture, criminal justice reform, drug policy reform, fair trade & fair pay, and community initiatives in the San Diego area. By the end of 2020, Dr. Bronner’s will have donated over $3 million since 2013 to a variety of leading organizations... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the MORE Act and Descheduling Cannabis as a Controlled Substance

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the MORE Act and Descheduling Cannabis as a Controlled Substance

Earlier this year, we posted about the need to address systemic racism in the U.S. and the mass incarceration of people of color through changes in both state and federal drug policy. We have also been vocal advocates of ending cannabis prohibition for more than a decade, and actively encourage best practices in what is projected to be an industry worth billions of dollars in the coming years. Not only should cannabis prohibition come to an immediate end at the... Continue Reading

Why Dr. Bronner’s Supports Sun+Earth Certification

Why Dr. Bronner’s Supports Sun+Earth Certification

Why are we so fired up about regenerative organic agriculture? Crucially, we know that regenerative organic agriculture builds soil health and sequesters atmospheric carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. In addition, it helps build strong communities and food systems, empowering small-scale family farmers. Dr. Bronner’s feels that regenerative organic principles should be applied to all forms of cultivation, including cannabis in states where it is legal to cultivate.Continue Reading

Reflecting On MAPS’ 34-Year History and What’s Ahead

Reflecting On MAPS’ 34-Year History and What’s Ahead

It’s with a sense of gratitude and shared purpose that I’m reaching out to Dr. Bronner’s Heal Soul Blog readers.  I am grateful for the long-term strategic and philanthropic support that MAPS has received from David Bronner and the Bronner family, which is made possible by Dr. Bronner’s international community of employees, vendors and customers. The support MAPS has received is pivotal to our ability to gather data on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and other topics discussed in this blog.... Continue Reading