Expanding awareness, sharing knowledge
Thank you to all who participated in the first annual
WORLD PSYCHEDELICS DAY!
June 20th, 2021
and in the NEXT GEN TOWN HALL
on PSYCHEDELIC HARM REDUCTION & DRUG REFORM
On 6·20 we recognize a new age of informed perspectives on the beneficial properties of both modern psychedelic compounds and ancient plant medicines and practices.
6·20 honours the Indigenous wisdom and frontier science that have brought about the current “Psychedelic Renaissance,” a movement which has grown out of the serious, dedicated work of thousands of scientists, therapists, individuals, and organizations challenging the distortions created by prohibition and the War On Drugs. Using social and mainstream media, online discussions, in-person events—health advisories permitting—art projects and music, 6·20 will showcase important insights and increase global awareness of the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of psychedelics when used responsibly.
WPD 620 is a project of International Psychedelics Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization welcoming collaborators and allies across all identities, spectrums, and geographies and upholding the values of sustainability, accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity.
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A deep dive into the ethical use of psychedelics. Explore issues of: Consent in psychedelic therapy and personal use, the medicalization & monetization of psychedelics, legalization vs. decriminalization, psychedelic equity, decolonization and risk vs. harm reduction.
It all seemed a bit romantic at first. Lockdown? OK … and so we did, a sort of novel moment: us, turning inside for a while…
June 17th, 2021 marks 50 years since U.S. President, Richard Nixon, declared the War on Drugs but this story really began within one world view, which holds a story about a man and a woman named Adam and Eve who ate from the Tree of Knowledge.
The Human Molecule Handbook - Art Project
We are inviting you, wherever you are, to use your bodies or found objects to recreate psychedelic molecules in the form of land art.
Countdown to 6·20
Our main collective goal is to make World Psychedelics Day 6·20 a great success – you can help us make this happen!
Please click the button below to find out more about how you can contribute.
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.
Zendo Project’s Four Important Principles of Psychedelic Harm Reduction
- Create a safe space
- Sitting, not guiding
- Talk through, not down
- Difficult is not the same as bad
Read More About the Zendo Project
SAFETY AND LEGALITIES
The use of psychedelic substances is illegal in most countries. Moreover, some substances may be adulterated with toxic, even potentially lethal drugs.
Read more about safety and legalities surrounding use of psychedelic compounds.
WPD 6·20 envisions a time when synthetic and naturally occurring psychedelic medicines are better understood, made safely and legally available, and appreciated for all their beneficial, wondrous, and sacred uses.
WPD 6·20 shares frontier science and Indigenous wisdom to create awareness about the safe and therapeutic uses of synthetic and naturally occurring psychedelic medicines. Through traditional and social media, art, and music, this day of celebration and discussion engages and unites the curious and experienced.
WPD 6·20 upholds the essential values of sustainability, accessibility, diversity, inclusivity, transparency, and justice. We welcome collaborators and allies from across all identities, spectrums, ages, ethnicities, and geographies. Join us – better together!