time immemorial humans have used entheogens
as integral tools for achieving insight and epistemological understanding,
and to enter modes of thought conducive to physical and psychological
healing. Entheogens such as peyote, marijuana, mushrooms, and ayahuasca
are nonaddictive. These substances have played, and continue to play, a
central role in the religious practices of many sincere people. Worldwide,
hundreds of thousands of people safely use MDMA
(Ecstasy) and other modern cognitive enhancers in conjunction with
ecstatic Rave dances, and as adjuncts to
psychotherapy and self-analysis.
The government should not
have the authority to decree certain states of mind as heretical, to
criminalize particular modes of thinking and perceiving, or to deem
certain thought processes impermissible. Current laws that
criminalize entheogen use, clearly implicate First Amendment freedoms,
including freedom of religion and expression.
part of the CCLE's mission to foster cognitive liberty, we encourage public
education and policy reform with regard to entheogens. National and
international drug policy should accommodate law-abiding citizens who use
entheogens without harming others.
CCLE Entheogens Drug Policy Project
Drug Law Library
World-renowned chemist Dr.
Alexander Shulgin provides reliable answers to questions concerning
psychedelics and empathogens.
Our law and policy center frequently issues alerts and legal analysis of
proposed legislation, new laws and recent court decisions concerning
entheogens and empathogens.
Liberty Legal Network
If you're a drug defense attorney or legal professional interested in
defending and helping to elaborate on the fundamental right to cognitive
liberty, please join our Cognitive
Liberty Legal Defense Network. If you've been arrested, and are
looking for a lawyer skilled in cognitive liberty cases, go
Series of essays by Richard Glen Boire which elaborate on the
individual's fundamental right to cognitive liberty and autonomy of mind.
Includes a running critique of entheogen prohibition.
Divinorum Defense Fund
Salvia divinorum a psychoactive plant traditionally used by
the Mazatecs for divination may become the next drug prohibited by the DEA.
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