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IPCI, Decriminalize Nature, and Peyote Dialogues

9/20/20--In recent months, the IPCI and NAC have demanded public apologies from Decriminalize Nature (DN) National and DN local groups for use of the word Peyote in their resolution. They’ve also demanded that they stop using the word Peyote altogether in any literature, or showing photographs of Peyote in their education material. Beyond removing the word Peyote, the Decriminalize Nature agreed to work with the IPCI in September 2019 to spread the word about the need for conservation and preservation of Peyote, using materials the IPCI leadership said they wanted us to share with followers. Read

Dr. Bronner’s launches heal soul campaign in support of psychedelic-assisted therapy and medicine

9/1/20--Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, has launched its Heal Soul campaign to support public education efforts, advocacy organizations, and political campaigns around the country working to mainstream psychedelic-assisted therapy and medicines to treat depression, PTSD, addiction, and end-of-life anxiety. The company has donated over $3 million this year to support these efforts and created a special limited edition “Heal Soul!” Read

NORML pushes top federal health official to admit criminalization is more harmful than marijuana

6/9/20--NORML is asking the head of a federal health agency, who recently acknowledged racial disparities in drug enforcement and the harm that such disparate practices have caused, to go on the record to further admit that this trend in criminalization is more harmful than marijuana itself. While NORML said it’s not arguing that cannabis is harmless, the group maintains that the role of discriminatory cannabis enforcement in systemic racial injustices that are the focus of mass protests across the country cannot be overstated. Read

Paul LePage warns Maine against ‘deadly’ marijuana legalization in video

10/14/16--Maine Gov. Paul LePage released a false and misleading video in an attempt to convince residents to vote “no” on “Question 1, ” a marijuana legalization referendum on the state’s ballot in November. In the video, LePage also asserts that marijuana is three times stronger than it was several decades ago. He then links the drug to the state’s serious heroin and opioid epidemic, alleging that “people addicted to marijuana are three times more likely to be addicted to heroin.” Read