We know that psychedelics can be life-changing tools that can help people lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. They help us understand how changing ourselves – and the world around us – is possible.
The time has come for people who care about psychedelics to step out of the shadows and bring our voices to the table.
We believe people who use psychedelics shouldn’t be vulnerable to criminal punishment – and ultimately we want to build a world where legal psychedelics make sense.
Psychedelic Justice Campaign
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is working to protect – and expand – the safety, wellness, and freedom of people who can benefit from psychedelics.
Goal One: Exposing and overcoming ongoing barriers to scientific and medical research.
The potential benefits and risks of psychedelics need to be better understood, but the drug war and its ideology continue to drastically limit the scope of scientific research. That’s why we’re working to shift decision-making authority away from law enforcement, while empowering health and science experts.
What You Can Do
- Take Action – Urge the Trump administration to reform or eliminate the DEA
- Read the DPA/MAPS Report – The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science (PDF)
Goal Two: Changing the conversation about how psychedelics are perceived and managed.
Public support for legal access to psychedelics remains low due to unsubstantiated myths that are vestiges of the drug war. That’s why we’re working to educate the public about their histories, traditional uses, and clinical findings.
That’s also why we’re working with universities, festivals, nightlife venues, and other institutions to end zero tolerance policies – and to instead promote harm reduction and benefit maximization measures, such as drug checking and onsite peer counseling services like MAPS’ Zendo Project.
Taking entheogens can be like air travel: people do it all the time, it’s usually fine, but when it’s not fine, it’s sometimes very bad. We’ve been there. And that’s where an experienced guide can make the difference in the outcome.
Interested in how to integrate what you learn in your journey? Ask for our Integration Guide PDF booklet.
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