Psychedelic sanctuaries

If there are Second Amendment Sanctuaries maybe there should be Psychedelic Sanctuaries. If necessary we could get a Constitutional amendment to recognize freedom of consciousness, the predicate to all other freedoms as the premise of wisdom, the premise of our system of government.

Strategic realism

I’m going to try a new approach here, prompted by what I read as concern in the psychedelic sector media about the prospect of market capture through intellectual property rights (which I assume could be a collaborative efforts to some degree among the pharmaceutical interests, governmental prohibitionists, and conservative social actors). I don’t know if… Read More Strategic realism

Psychedelics in Brazil: legitimacy and legality

In this episode of the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Show I speak with São Paulo-based attorney Guilherme Kfouri as part of my quest to connect with psychedelic lawyers all over the world. Guilherme describes evolutions in Brazilian drug law, including recognition of the indigenous use of ayahusaca, the spread of ayahuasca use into urban environments,… Read More Psychedelics in Brazil: legitimacy and legality

How legal use of psilocybin works under Canadian federal law

In this episode of The New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Show (an experimental title I may use for these video blogposts going forward), Calgary-based attorney David Wood discusses the legal structure under which individuals currently possess and use psilocybin without criminal penalties in Canada. The basic mechanism is an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances… Read More How legal use of psilocybin works under Canadian federal law