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Worth The Fight Podcast

Oct 10, 2019

Conversation with Ryan Munevar, the campaign director for Ryan and I have a spirited discussion about what is needed in the efforts to decriminalize psilocybin in California's 2020 election. We talk everything psychedelic mushrooms: from why these little fungi are illegal to the obstacles that are in the way of these efforts for decriminalization and drug reform. needs our help. Please consider donating, volunteering your time or sharing this podcast. Thank you for listening! Please rate and review if you found value in this content. 

Worth The Fight Podcast Show Notes Episode#4: 

-6:30 Ryan breaks down the campaign of Decriminalizing Psilocybin in California and what we are up against. 

-17 minutes Stealing Fire: "32 million Americans use psychedelics on a regular basis”(**Regular means at least once per year**)2013 Journal of the National Institute of Health. Reasons people engage psychedelic medicines: Enhance mystical experiences, introspection, curiosity, and transcendence.

-22:30 Some schooling on psychedelic mushrooms

-24:40 Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis: Has Big Pharma opened this door?

-29:00 How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence - Michael Pollan’s masterpiece.

-34:15 Richard Nixon as our world’s moral and spiritual authority by virtue of our drug laws?

John Ehrlichman Quote: "You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course, we did."

-41:10 “Since Portugal ceased criminalizing drug use, the results have been dramatic. The number of people voluntarily entering treatment has increased significantly, while overdose deaths, HIV infections, problematic drug use, and incarceration for drug-related offenses have plummeted.” -Cited paper from the Drug Policy Alliance  

-45:40 John’s Hopkins Psychedelic Research Center:

-48:04 Decriminalize California Top 3 Principles and Ways to Help: Volunteer, Donate and Share

-50:20 Open-source Initiative Campaign: What is it? 

-56:40 Sharing this podcast with Joe Rogan and Paul Stamets and other networked influencers who believe in these powerful healing medicines.

-105:25 The People’s Model of Decriminalizing Mushrooms,

1:11:00 mycology education courses. If you are interested in growing your own mushrooms. To get involved and to find ways to help push forward this potentially vital campaign to decriminalize mushrooms in California.