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Therapeutic Psychedelics and Drug Policy

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Obviously this pearltree is devoted to the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances.

I would appreciate it if the members of this team refrain from deleting pearls, or pearltrees unless they are duplicates.

Several pearltrees including the one of Ibogaine -- which is a very important therapeutic psychedelic -- have previously been deleted and I had to recover them.

Please use the sub-pearltrees as a guide for the content you've pearled and try to keep the organization intact. It would be great to have more information about the individual compounds including trip reports etc, please add them where they would make the most sense. With respect to cannabis, please also add dispensary reviews. If someone knows a lot about other cannabis related products including things like hash, edibles and tinctures adding pearls on that would be cool too.

Another interesting area would bongs, vaporizers, growing equipment like Budda Boxes, etc. it would be great to have more material on those topics as well.

Thanks,

Oliver Starr, Founder.

Psychedelic connection.

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Recovered The Medicines. Pot Support Grows | Marijuana Legalization. Jeff Nesbit was the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies and is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report, where this article first ran before appearing in LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. It's 4/20 time again this week. For those who aren't part of the Millennial generation, 4/20 is unofficial "Weed Day" in America —a counterculture phenomenon that has drawn up to 10,000 marijuana legalization activists at college campuses in the U.S. in some years. In years past, Weed Day counterculture "holiday" celebrations have taken place on 4/20 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, in several Canadian cities or at college campuses in Boulder, Colo., and elsewhere.

Weed Day has also migrated to other parts of the world. [Cannabis: Facts About Marijuana & Effects of Marijuana] Where did the concept of 4/20 as a way to celebrate marijuana smoking originate? The NAS didn’t mince its words in that 1999 report to Congress.

Hallucinogens in Modern Medicine

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy. Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do. Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country (ISBN 0-931580-58-7) is a book by Peter McWilliams in which he presents the history of legislation against what he feels are victimless crimes, or crimes that are committed consensually, as well as arguments for their legalization. The book is divided into five sections. Throughout the book are approximately six hundred quotations by noted thinkers on both sides of his positions (primarily supporters). McWilliams presents a variety of arguments against the criminalization of victimless crimes. Some are philosophical in nature: one argument is that laws against these crimes are based in religion, which violates the separation of church and state. He also claims that they are un-American, as they attempt to homogenize the country to a certain group's idea of morality, and that they create an oppressive society, restricting personal freedoms without justification.

Substance Abuse Symptoms - Part 7. Responding to Difficult Psychedelic Experiences. Rites of passage project. Welcome to the MAPS Rites of Passage project, an alternative to the abstinence-only drug abuse prevention strategies currently dominating public discourse. Acknowledging that experimentation with consciousness is nearly universal, we believe that the creation of socially-sanctioned contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana may be a powerful approach to reducing drug abuse. In other words, education about appropriate drug use may be more effective in reducing drug abuse than the pursuit of an undesirable and entirely unobtainable "Drug-Free" world.

MAPS' Rites of Passage project is thus an effort to provide information to families, particularly parents and their adolescent children and young adults, about the potential benefits and risks of an educated and careful relationship with psychedelics and marijuana. Have you experienced psychedelics or marijuana with family members? We'd like to hear from you. Recovery Month 2012 - Home.

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