In this post I propose that the moment calls for safe and equitable access to psychedelics immediately – as in now, not in a year or more after a state department of health enacts regulations and issues licenses – and therefore a new form of psychedelic law reform legislation is necessary. Three different models of… Read More Psychedelic legalization now
but not cannabis exceptionalism?
I’m thinking that the essential policy task in legalizing psychedelics is protecting local markets.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Initiative 301, the voter initiative that famously decriminalized personal possession, use, and cultivation of psilocybin in Denver in May of 2019, mandated the Mayor to appoint a psilocybin mushroom policy review panel that would “assess and report on the effects” of the initiative and “submit a comprehensive written report with recommendations… Read More Denver report on psilocybin decriminalization lays a foundation for urban psychedelic policy
I watched a National Geographic video the other night in which a frog swallowed a poisonous newt: after a minute or two the frog died and the newt crawled out of the corpse and went about its business. I also just finished re-reading Brave New World after thirtysomething years. I read as much as I… Read More Are psychedelics a poisonous newt?
I’ve been waiting for the current moment – the moment in which systemic psychedelic legalization is actually possible – for thirty-one years, and working on it with the tools available to me for a little more than twenty-eight. There are others who have been waiting, working, preparing for decades longer than I have – a… Read More It’s one big mistake
As I read it, New York’s new cannabis legalization law will allow the state government to license local governments to participate in the legal cannabis market by cultivating cannabis, manufacturing cannabis products, selling them at retail, or engaging in any of the activities for which cannabis licenses will be availability. In other words –if I’m… Read More New York local governments as participants in the cannabis economy
Thanks to Larry Mishkin for inviting me to join him, Rob Hunt, and Jim Marty on The Deadhead Cannabis Show (with Dan Humiston behind the auditory scenes).
“How are you going to be a part of the paradigm shift instead of a deadweight on it that is trying to pull it down into this capitalistic, ‘cannibalist’ morass?“ Here is the second part of a conversation recorded on March 2, 2021, wherein my colleagues Courtney Barnes, Ariel Clark, and Nicole Howell discuss matters… Read More For-Profit Actors in the Psychedelic Economy, Part II
In this session, leading psychedelic attorneys Courtney Barnes, Ariel Clark, and Nicole Howell discuss ways of proceeding from a decriminalized nonprofit market for psychedelics to a net-positive legal market with for-profit actors. The topics of discussion include specific proposals for laying a proper foundation for the eventual entry of legal for-profit actors into the psychedelic… Read More For-Profit Actors in the Psychedelic Economy, Part I