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Salvia Divinorum Guide: Effects, Uses, Legality and Safety

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 …

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Psychedelics: The Trip from Criminality to Validity

Almost all native cultures have integrated psychedelic healing into their way of life. However, since the War on Drugs began in 1971 in response to the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, Western civilisation has turned its back on the idea that psychedelics could have any medical benefit.

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Ibogaine Treatment for Addicts: Progress and Resistance

Ibogaine may be one of the most promising weapons yet in the battle for recovery. While bankers and biotech executives in lab coats, and lobbied legislators in well-funded offices ponder the pros and cons of this ‘hallucinogen’, desperate people on the streets are suffering and dying.

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Iboga: At the Crossroads of the Jungle and the Laboratory

Ibogaine, the primary alkaloid of iboga, a psychoactive African root bark, has been administered to thousands of people in the last three decades as an experimental medication in the treatment of substance use disorders, depression and other medical conditions. Unfortunately, the plant source may become endangered.

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Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share

Sharing seeds may sound innocuous enough, yet this increasingly popular exchange—and wider seed access—is under attack by agriculture officials interpreting seed laws and powerful corporations expanding their proprietary and market control.

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The Geography of Local

Before we delve into the dilemmas associated with defining “local,”
we first need to consider whether “local” is simply about location and
distance—in other words, the tensions between the point of origin and
the point of consumption. Is “local” just about physical geography?

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Empowering Public Wisdom: Chapter 6

Without deliberation we don’t get public wisdom. Even in an individual, wisdom does not come from experience or teachings alone. How do we generate public wisdom with, by, and for a whole population?

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