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Welcoming the Humboldt Community to

Mission

To improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy.

Vision

We envision happier, healthier individuals and communities reconnected to nature and entheogenic plant and fungi traditions and practices.

Purpose Statement

To decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature, and improve human health and well-being.

Decriminalize Nature Humboldt

Why should we decriminalize entheogens?

They are not addictive. In fact, they can be helpful in addiction treatment. Attention to the appropriate set, setting, and dosage can greatly reduce potential risks and negative impacts; and can be beneficial in treating trauma, reducing intimate partner violence, and recidivism.

 

Thousands of years of practices across the globe highlight the healing and spiritual potential of entheogens.

Humans should have the unalienable right to engage with naturally occurring plants and fungi in the manner they feel appropriate for themselves.

 

These plants and fungi were placed on the Federal Schedule 1 without any scientific research, based on Nixon’s intention to arrest leaders within the African-American civil rights movements and the leaders of the anti-war movements. We should correct this wrong.

Why should we ensure equitable access to all people?

The global drive to prioritize clinical and medical settings is inaccessible in both cost and ethos for those most in need, costing thousands of dollars for treatment to access material that occurs naturally in fungi/plants.

Basic human rights must include personal sovereignty, the capability to choose our own human experience.

 With proper education the community can be empowered to make their own decisions, a potent first step toward healing.

Speakers

What are Entheogens?

Psilocybin Mushrooms

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  • Respected as a safe & natural healing sacrament for millennia throughout Mexico, Central America and the world.

  • Beneficial for depression & recidivism

  • Encourages openness, creativity, and spiritual growth

  • Johns Hopkins: Top 5 most meaningful experiences

  • UCLA & NYU: Treating end-of-life anxiety

Iboga

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  • From Central Africa through Gabon, iboga is revered for initiatory rites of passage involving encounters with ancestors from the spirit realm

  • Beneficial for treatment-resistant opiate and methamphetamine addiction

Ayahuasca

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  • Over 75 indigenous groups in the Amazonian basin respect ayahuasca as a sacred "plant teacher" 

  • Beneficial for depression, addiction, anxiety, and PTSD

  • Ayahuasca treatment in Brazilian prison population reduces recidivism

  • Benefits creativity, openness, and spiritual growth

Cacti

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  • Honored as sacred plants for thousands of years throughout the Americas

  • Central to traditional religious and healing practices

  • Considered a sacrament 

  • Beneficial for the treatment of alcoholism

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