Psychedelic activists in Berkeley, California are advocating for their City Council to decriminalize use and possession of naturally-occurring psychedelics.
“We don’t want there to be any economic barriers to people working with and healing from these plants. That also means no commodification. We want these plants to be treated as sacred, and to do all we can to heal our collective relationship with them.”
"You don’t need to use #psychedelics to appreciate Alex Aliume’s art, but it sure helps. And even if the various ingredients of a typical Aliume painting are familiar—vanishing points, 3D, black light, and neon—the territory he occupies at their intersection is his alone. If we are living in a moment of psychedelic-aided spiritual renewal—and #microdosing techies and serious mental health researchers alike would argue that we are—Aliume is painting the posters for it."
A co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs.
“I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice,” Gail Bradbrook said..."
Riding shotgun on site launch for psychedelic peer support for #burningman. The users are smart, that helps so much.
"An effort to legalize the active ingredient of psychedelic mushrooms, psilocybin, is one step closer to getting on Oregon’s ballot for the 2020 election.
Recent trials have shown the drug to be a highly effective weapon against mental illness. The therapists believe combining it with therapy could reverse what they call a “mental health crisis here in Oregon,” mitigating rates of addiction, anxiety, suicide and treatment-resistant depression in the state."
Facebook patents shadow banning...
"However, the social networking system may display the blocked content to the commenting user such that the commenting user is not made aware that his or her comment was blocked, thereby providing fewer incentives to the commenting user to spam the page or attempt to circumvent the social networking system filters."
Had a great day. For context, MAPS.org is non-profit doing a lot to bring psychedelics into legitimate medical fields with various FDA approved studies. They have a project called Zendo that provides peer psychedelic support for people having a challenging trip at events.
I reached out to the Zendo project a few months ago to see if I could help their operation, from a technical perspective. I was informed today that the training website I help put together is going into beta testing.
"The #YanghaiTombs near #Turpan, Xinjiang-Uighur Region, #China have recently been excavated to reveal the 2700-year-old grave of a Caucasoid #shaman whose accoutrements included a large cache of #cannabis, superbly preserved by climatic and burial conditions.
"At a time when many people regularly take CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, to manage their anxiety, it comes at no surprise that we're finding more therapeutic uses for once taboo drugs. Enter #psilocybin or "magic mushrooms," which some anecdotally say manages their symptoms of chronic anxiety, depression, and even attention deficit hyperactive disorder, when taken in small "microdoses." They also swear it enhances creativity and improves cognition."
"One fascinating insight we have gained about psychedelics is that they affect a part of the brain called the default mode network – an area that is known for causing repetitive behavior and destructive tendencies. When psychedelics are administered, we see them effectively quiet down this area, somehow allowing users to escape detrimental patterns of thought. "
My name is Christopher, I live in Kansas City. I help admin a Facebook group, based on psychedelics and philosophy, which is home to about 180,000 people. FB Groups are not really conducive to free speech, nor are they effective for groups above about 5000 people. This Mastodon instance is in place to fulfill the need for privacy from predatory corporations, and freedom from authoritarians.
Denver-based company Sträva Craft Coffee has revealed it has begun developing tea and coffee products infused with microdoses of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms. Following the recent psilocybin decriminalization measure passed in the city of Denver, Sträva believes it could reach the market with psilocybin coffee within two years.
A University of Michigan symposium will explore the neuroscience of psychedelics in a day-long September gathering ...
The Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, on the fourth floor amphitheater of the Rackham Building.
The symposium, organized by the University of Michigan Center for Consciousness Science, is open to the public.
Would prescribing a psychedelic drug simply to promote empathy or increase "life satisfaction" fall within the scope of legitimate medicine—or would these practices render the physician a drug dealer?
To many the answer may seem obvious: to qualify as a "medical" use, a drug must be prescribed to treat an illness. But in fact, medical practice has always included interventions aimed at promoting the well-being of healthy individuals.
Executive Director for the Kansas City Psychedelic Society
Psychedelics Advocacy. Feel free to discuss all things psychedelic.