Extinction Rebellion Founder Calls For Mass Psychedelic Disobedience

Extinction Rebellion Founder Calls For Mass Psychedelic Disobedience

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 in a press briefing at Breaking Convention conference on psychedelic consciousness.

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8 Reasons the Landmark Ruling in Ecuador Signals Hope in the Ruling to Save Amazon Rainforest

8 Reasons the Landmark Ruling in Ecuador Signals Hope in the Ruling to Save Amazon Rainforest

“This summer, a court in Ecuador issued a ruling with profound implications for the urgent fight to save the imperiled Amazon rainforest. The decision effectively blocked a planned government oil-auction that threatened half-a-million acres of some of the world’s most biodiverse primary rainforest. The broad outlines of the situation are sadly familiar to similar cases found throughout the Amazon region: In pursuit of foreign investment, the government sought to partner with foreign firms to develop large swaths of ecologically fragile rainforest…”

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AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs

AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed legislation on Friday to remove a legal barrier that scientists say makes it unnecessarily difficult for them to study the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA. Psilocybin, the active component of so-called "magic mushrooms," and MDMA, commonly referred to as "ecstasy," have "shown promise in end of life therapy and treating PTSD," a summary of Ocasio-Cortez's proposal says...”

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Scientists Rethink Psychedelics As Attitudes Change Toward Formerly Illicit Drugs

Scientists Rethink Psychedelics As Attitudes Change Toward Formerly Illicit Drugs

“The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face death. But while researchers around the world are looking at some formerly illicit drugs in a new way, they’re doing it with caution...”

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Denver Decriminalizes Mushrooms | Oakland Moves to Decriminalize Other Entheogens

Denver Decriminalizes Mushrooms | Oakland Moves to Decriminalize Other Entheogens

“After Denver paved the way by decriminalizing mushrooms, a major city in California is moving on other psychedelics like ayahuasca, ibogaine, and mescaline cacti. Now Oakland is calling for decriminalization of other psychedelics like mescaline cacti, ayahuasca and ibogaine…”

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Imperial College London Launches World’s First Centre for Psychedelics Research

Imperial College London Launches World’s First Centre for Psychedelics Research

“The first formal centre for psychedelic research in the world will launch at Imperial College London today. Funded by more than £3 million from five founding donors, the new Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research will build on over a decade of pioneering work in this area carried out at Imperial, including a clinical trial that has kick-started global efforts to develop psilocybin therapy into a licensed treatment for depression…”

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Ayahuasca for PTSD: Interview with "From Shock to Awe" Producer

 Ayahuasca for PTSD: Interview with "From Shock to Awe" Producer

“In this interview with the From Shock to Awe co-creator and producer Janine Sagert, we discuss whether ayahuasca is a “cure” for PTSD, where the film’s subjects are now (and if they’ve drank any more ayahuasca), the inspiration behind the film, and more…”

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It’s Time for the Psychedelic Renaissance to Join the Harm Reduction Movement

It’s Time for the Psychedelic Renaissance to Join the Harm Reduction Movement

There has been a boom in interest in psychedelics, though many people, including licensed providers (LPs), are unfamiliar with the applicable laws and grey areas. Researchers, and advocates must grapple with how to address psychedelics in a way that does not reinforce the harms and injustices of the War on Drugs. We believe the harm reduction movement has much to offer to those who are interested in the current “Psychedelic Renaissance.”…

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New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

“In the past, I've had multiple opportunities to smoke DMT crystals, but I've said no thanks every time. There was always a good reason not to, but here I was with DMT from someone I trusted. It was packaged in a highly convenient vape cartridge that made the whole thing seem very palatable…”

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