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Montreal’s 920 events on Vice Magazine!

Adida’s live painting! Photo by Adam Kovac

Montreal’s 920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day festivities on Sept. 19 & 20 were covered by Adam Kovac for Vice Magazine! I’m fortunate to have gotten to work alongside friends in Montreal as well as from Psymposia to organize these events, and I’m looking forward to seeing those familiar faces at the Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference in less than two weeks!

The Montreal events turned out great, brought together a bright community, and generated much momentum to build on in the coming months. Check out the Vice article here; there’s a great quote from when an audience member asked Rick Doblin how to talk to his parents about drugs:

“Show them how they’ve contributed to your growth and the lessons you’ve learned from them,” Doblin advised. He described a Students for Sensible Drug Policy T­-shirt that had a picture of a nuclear family with the slogan: “Kids, have you spoken to your parents about drugs?”

Prioritize cannabis legalization!

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Illustration by Sam Jones

In a recent VICE interview, President Obama told young people that cannabis legalization ought to be “way at the bottom” of their priorities, behind things like war and peace, the economy, and jobs. By framing legalization as separate from and inferior to these other issues (which is incorrect), he missed an excellent opportunity to highlight the drug war’s effects on and interconnection with the economy, jobs, war, and peace.

In response, I wrote an article on how these issues are interconnected and why you should prioritize cannabis legalization. Click here to check it out!

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