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!
WORLD PSYCHEDELICS DAY
June 20th, 2021
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.
We are a non-profit organization welcoming collaborators and allies across all identities, spectrums, and geographies and upholding the values of sustainability, accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity.
THE 6·20 PROJECT
World Psychedelics Day 6·20, 2021 plants the seeds for an annual, global day of discussion and celebration dedicated to building awareness of, and respect for, the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of synthetic psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines.
On June 20, and in the days leading up to it, WPD 6·20 will showcase discussions with frontier scientists and medical researchers, business leaders and molecule designers, therapists, shamans, artists, musicians, authors, filmmakers, and Indigenous plant keepers, who will share their knowledge, experience, current projects, and words of caution.
World Psychedelics Day 6·20 will offer the media an exciting roster of confirmed international experts to call on and several pre-recorded interviews. This year, we will also pre-record a number of incisive online dialogues and trialogues with leading thinkers and activists. The WPD 6·20 website will offer screenings of relevant documentaries along with information about WPD 6·20-related gatherings, concerts, and images from art projects around the world.
With your support and participation, WPD 6·20 will help create a discussion around the legal framework for psychedelic medicines; create awareness of the need to protect endangered psychedelic plants crucial to Indigenous cultures; and promote mental and spiritual well-being.
We acknowledge we are based on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Our group includes: an internationally respected Indigenous leader in inclusion and reconciliation; producer-directors of 100’s of hours of television programming and educational content for high schools and universities; a business consultant and host/producer of several web series on psychedelics; an executive producer of a feature documentary on psychedelic medicine and a cybernaut youth leader psychology student. Our media output has received over 50 awards and has been widely reviewed. We’ve worked with and interviewed prominent leaders, innovators, scientists, doctors, and luminaries in the psychedelic field.
Building on our core competencies, we have contracted with leading web designers, privacy experts, an award-winning 3D animator and a cannabis/psychedelics-focussed agency—Marigold PR, to help produce WPD 6·20.
We humbly aspire to be true allies of the Indigenous Peoples on whose unceded territories we live and work, and whose sacred psychedelic plant medicines have changed so many lives for the better.