Sunday, April 16, 2023

The Wasted Time and Money Needs to Stop!

Redundancy and the day-to-day bureaucracy in our government agencies is a major issue that must be addressed if we are to truly move forward with providing basic human needs. This issue affects all levels of government, from federal to state and county, small and large cities. And even in small towns, I think maybe it hits the hardest because they have to deal with the day-to-day bureaucracy of the County, who has to deal with the States, who has to deal with the Federal government where different departments within a single agency may not be aware or understand what other departments are doing. As a result, funds can be wasted on inefficient bureaucratic processes due to miscommunication and lack of follow-up. We need a huge upgrade before any money is spent. In order to solve this problem, will take effort from both the public and private sectors. The public sector should lead by advocating for better communication between various levels of government when it comes to funding programs related to housing, food, medical assistance, and other core necessities. Improved data-sharing protocols should also be implemented to increase efficiency and transparency. Really this should be done agency-wide, it's time for an upgrade. On the private sector side, but even more so on the public side, businesses or agencies should strive to stay abreast of current government policies related to these issues. This will minimize unnecessary spending on repairs just because it’s in a budget or projects that do not ultimately add value to the communities they serve. Furthermore, research should be conducted into what this redundancy is costing us so that effective solutions can be identified and implemented. Ultimately, addressing the issue of redundancy within our government agencies is essential if we are to provide basic human needs efficiently and cost-effectively. While both public and private sectors have a role to play in resolving this problem, greater collaboration between different levels of government is required in order for progress to be made. Especially since there is a lot of money coming for badly needed upgrades to our crumbling infrastructures across this nation. Maybe we need to seriously trim down some of these departments. I hate to see people lose jobs, but then again I had a hospital job that was basically digitized from analog and then basically replaced with technology. I re-trained and moved on. With artificial intelligence today many of these positions can be replaced, especially in areas where human bias might play a part in decision-making. You can program whatever application not to have any biases, or the opposite just as easily. So obviously there will need to be over-site. But not departments within departments on top of departments that have departments just to fix the issues caused by all the redundancy and the day-to-day bureaucracy. In conclusion, it is clear that the issue of redundancy and the basic day-to-day bureaucracy in government agencies needs to be addressed in order to provide basic human needs more efficiently and cost-effectively. Improved communication between different levels of government and increased transparency are key components in resolving this issue. Furthermore, businesses & agencies should stay aware of current policies and research should be conducted into what this redundancy is costing us so that effective solutions can be identified and implemented. Addressing this problem will require collaboration from all sectors involved but if successful, could have a significant positive impact on our communities.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicines, The medical & pharmaceutical industry is noticing, will they ruin it?

The fear of Big Pharma and the FDA ruining natural psychedelic plant medicines is not without merit. Colorado and Oregon have taken significant strides in the legalization of natural psychedelics, but even still, there are concerns about how these plants could be co-opted by Big Pharma for their own economic gain. It's important to note that while these states have made great progress in normalizing access to a variety of plant-based psychedelics, they also have strict regulations in place regarding what types of products can be sold, who is allowed to use them, and where they can be consumed. The potential pitfalls associated with the commercialization of natural psychedelics cannot go ignored. Natural psychedelics may become exclusively available as prescription medications once put under the purview of Big Pharma, creating a system by which only those who can afford the cost of prescriptions can access them. Additionally, if natural psychedelics are over-regulated, their potential therapeutic benefits may be limited within the clinical setting. Ultimately, it is up to consumers to ensure that these plant medicines remain in their original form and out of the hands of corporate interests. It's important to understand how Big Pharma and the FDA could impact the landscape of psychedelic use and make sure that any efforts taken toward legalization are mindful of this potential danger. Natural psychedelics should be respected as sacred medicines and not allowed to become another way for companies to make money off people’s suffering.​​​​​ ​​​​​​ In Oregon and Colorado, natural psychedelic plant medicines are becoming increasingly accepted by their respective governments. Both states have taken steps towards decriminalizing psilocybin, the main psychedelic compound found in so-called “magic mushrooms”. In 2020, Oregon became the first US state to decriminalize the substance while Colorado followed suit with Proposition 122 a few months later. In Colorado Proposition 122 does not allow for the sale of psilocybin. Rather, it allows Coloradans to possess and use it as well as grow the mushrooms from which it’s extracted without fear of prosecution and to be able to share these substances at cost. Additionally, this bill provides a framework for how mental healthcare professionals can legally incorporate psilocybin into therapeutic practices. The fact that two US states are now decriminalizing psilocybin is a major milestone in the movement toward greater acceptance of natural psychedelics. This shift has been welcomed by many people who believe that these substances can have positive impacts on mental health, creativity, and self-discovery. With Oregon and Colorado leading the way, we can expect more states to follow suit in the near future. It is clear that the tides are turning with regard to natural psychedelic plant medicines. Colorado and Oregon have taken bold steps towards decriminalizing psilocybin, giving people greater access to this powerful tool for personal growth. It will be interesting to see how other states respond to these changes and if there will ultimately be a shift in the legal landscape of psychedelics throughout the US. Personally, I believe it will and we are already seeing other states taking action. Just like I predicted with Cannabis in 2009 it will be the same with psychedelics, it will have a domino effect from state to state. To learn more about the law in Colorado and Oregon regarding psilocybin, please consult your local government or visit the website of a psychedelic advocacy organization such as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) or Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). It is important to stay informed and understand the legal complexities associated with these substances. With proper education and understanding, we can move forward toward a healthier, happier society. By empowering people to explore the potential of natural psychedelics, we can create a world where mental health and well-being are prioritized.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

A Warning for the New Psychedelic Rennaissance!

For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have held a deep and profound relationship with psychedelics. Shamans and healers have utilized plant-based psychedelics for their spiritual, therapeutic, and medicinal qualities—and yet, despite this vast knowledge of how to use these substances safely and effectively, modern Western culture has largely ignored the teachings of traditional shamans in favor of scientific research into synthetic derivatives of psychedelics. The consequences of this dismissal are dire: while science can provide us with cutting-edge tools to help us better understand psychedelics' potential benefits and harms, we stand to miss out on some crucial aspects when they are studied outside of the cultural contexts in which they were born. Indigenous cultures offer invaluable insight into the ethical and spiritual implications of psychedelics, and ignoring their teachings—or worse, attempting to appropriate them—serves only to deepen the scars of colonialism. Moreover, Indigenous people have an intimate knowledge of their respective natural ecosystems; this means they can provide detailed information about which plants are safe for consumption and how best to prepare them. This understanding has been perfected over generations and is critical in ensuring a safe psychedelic experience. Indigenous cultures also offer guidance on topics such as setting intentions prior to ingesting psychedelics, integration techniques following the trip, and ethical considerations when working with plants from nature's pharmacy. In our current era of psychedelic renaissance, it’s essential that we look to Indigenous peoples for wisdom about these ancient medicines. We must recognize the value of Indigenous cultures and make sure that any advances made in psychedelic science don’t come at their expense. Only by respecting Indigenous knowledge, rights, and traditions can we ensure a safe, ethical path forward for psychedelics. By doing so, we stand to benefit greatly from unlocking the healing potential of plant-based psychedelics while upholding Indigenous sovereignty. Doing anything less would be to our own peril.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

5-MeO-DMT & DMT Both Recently Decriminalized here in Colorado & Oregon

The world of psychedelic medicine has recently seen a surge in the popularity of two substances: 5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine) and DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine). Both of these psychedelics have been used for thousands of years by many cultures throughout the world and are now being explored as potential treatments for treatment-resistant depression. Here are five key benefits of 5-MeO-DMT and DMT when it comes to treating depression: *Fast Acting - 5-MeO-DMT is known to cause a rapid onset of effects and can be active within 5-10 minutes. This makes it a great choice for those who are looking for immediate relief from their depression symptoms. DMT also has a fast onset of action, however, the effects can last up to 6 hours or longer. *Long-Lasting Effects - While 5-MeO-DMT’s effects usually only last around 30 minutes, the effects of DMT can last up to 24 hours or even more depend on how much is taken and the individual’s tolerance level. This prolonged duration allows users to explore and experience the depths of their subconscious minds, which is beneficial in treating long-standing issues such as depression and anxiety. *Non-Addictive - Both 5-MeO-DMT and DMT are non-addictive substances, meaning that users can take them without the fear of becoming dependent on the substances. This is a huge advantage over other traditional depression treatments such as antidepressants, which can be highly addictive and cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when stopped abruptly. *Low Toxicity - Both 5-MeO-DMT and DMT have low toxicity levels compared to many other psychoactive substances. This means that they are safe to use in therapeutic settings and are not likely to cause any long-lasting physical or mental harm if used responsibly. They also do not interact negatively with alcohol or other drugs, making them a great choice for those looking for an alternative treatment for depression. Overall, both 5-MeO-DMT and DMT are powerful substances that have been used for thousands of years to treat various psychological ailments such as depression and anxiety. They are non-addictive, have low toxicity levels, and can produce long-lasting effects which make them great options for those looking for an alternative treatment. With further scientific research, these substances could prove to be a viable and effective option for individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression. So if you are in need of some relief from your depression symptoms, then 5-MeO-DMT or DMT may just be the answer! References: 1. 2. 3. 4. https:// DMT 5. 6. /chemicals /dmt / 7. https://www .frontiersin .org /articles /10 .3389 /fpsyt .2020 .00194 /full