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How do we Replace the War on Drugs with Education and Community? | Psychedelic Liberty Summit

Mike Margolies & Danielle Negrin

Livestreamed April 26, 2020

Chacruna's Psychedelic Liberty Summit

Sunday, April 26th

Moderator: Emma Stamm

Featured Speakers: Mike Margolies and Danielle Negrin

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

- Buckminster Fuller

To end the drug war, we need to build a new model that makes it obsolete. What does that new model look like?

Instead of drug policy based on coercive restriction, how can we build a system that honors individual liberty and self-regulation, while also keeping people safe?

The new model needs to be centered on Education and Community. People will be empowered to make their own informed decisions. Community will support both risk reduction and benefit maximization through preparation, best practice sharing, finding and vetting providers, and integration.

In this session, we will share current efforts around psychedelic education and community including Psychedelic Societies around the world, educational media platforms, and harm reduction practices.

We will then open up a discussion brainstorming ideas around what the future might look like after the drug war. Beyond medicalization and legalization/regulation, what community models will we need? What does the world look like with open sharing of information and best practices, and demonstration and invitation to participate in healthy models? What educational programs do we need to implement to keep these practices resilient and community based?

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