The world is deeply out of balance in these pre-apocalyptic times, and a serious correction, long overdue, is underway. The benevolent forces of the earth are reaching out into our culture and touching the consciousness of many people, invoking within them the necessity and the courage to transform and evolve beyond the self-destructive narratives that govern human life today.
In this article James Oroc explores the near-fall of LSD culture in the 1990's and the beginnings of the modern day global psychedelic revolution through the work of the Shulgins, Alex Grey, and Terence Mckenna along with the rise of electronic dance music, the internet, and the Burning Man festival.
On February 13, 2014, MAPS Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., once again contacted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reminding the agency that more than three and a half months had passed since MAPS resubmitted the protocol for their Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved study of marijuana for symptoms of PTSD in veterans with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD.
The War on [Some People Who Use Certain] Drugs is a joke. A joke that results in the annual incarceration of millions of people. A joke that results in the annual deaths of tens of thousands of people. A joke that costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually. A joke whose punchline is the suffering of millions of people worldwide. Who's laughing? The same folks that always laugh at profiting off of human misery and despair.
This study found that hallucinogen use predicted a reduced likelihood of legal noncompliance among individuals in the criminal justice system. While this study adds to the body of scientific evidence regarding the merits of psychedelic compounds, it fails to acknowledge that the number one cause of incarceration for substance use is the treatment of substance use as a criminal issue, rather than a public health issue.