An email from Rev. Billy announces that Starbucks has stopped blocking Ethiopians from trademarking their ancient coffees Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Harar.
Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb with psychedelic properties found in the mint family (Lamiaceae). This family contains many commonly-used edible herbs such as basil, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme, and lavender. Besides simply “Salvia”, S. divinorum is known by many common names in the West, including Diviner’s Sage, Lady Salvia, Sally-D, and Magic Mint. Salvia […]
Within the dawning psychedelic renaissance, mystical experiences induced by psychedelics can now be methodically examined with the tools of science. Researchers are learning more and more about how psychedelics affect the brain and their wide-ranging medical benefits in controlled clinical trials. However, humans have been using plants and fungi to alter consciousness in shamanistic settings […]
In the span of four months, this coronavirus has spread to over 144 countries, infected 200,000 people and killed more than 8,000. Here’s a world map from a few days ago that illustrates what we were looking at back then. Though a few days might appear like a short amount of time, to effectively respond […]
As the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann has been leading the crusade against the drug war and its absurd policies for over two decades. A vivacious intellectual, his passion for the subject spans further back to his impressive academic career. From McGill to Harvard to Princeton University, his background in international relations […]