Two Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor speakers get the attention of city council

Mission

To improve human health and societal well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community education and advocacy.

Vision

We envision happier, healthier individuals and communities reconnected to nature and entheogenic traditions and practices.

Purpose Statement

To decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature, and improve human health, hope, and well-being.

What is an entheogen?

A class of psychoactive substances that, when ingested, induces a non-ordinary state of consciousness for therapeutic, medicinal, spiritual, or religious purposes.

Psilocybe Mushroom
  • Respected as a safe & natural healing sacrament for millennia throughout Mexico, Central America and the world.
  • Beneficial for depression & recidivism
  • Encourages openness, creativity, and spiritual growth
  • John Hopkins: Top 5 most meaningful experiences
  • UCLA & NYU: Treating end-of-life anxiety
Cacti
  • Honored as sacred plants for thousands of years throughout the Americas
  • Central to traditional religious and healing practices
  • Considered a sacrament in the Native American Church
  • Beneficial for the treatment of alcoholism
Iboga
  • From Central Africa through Gabon, iboga is revered for initiatory rites of passage involving encounters with ancestors from the spirit realm
  • Beneficial for treatment-resistant opiate and methamphetamine addiction
Ayahausca
  • Over 75 indigenous groups in the Amazonian basin respect ayahuasca as a sacred “plant teacher”
  • Beneficial for depression, addiction, anxiety, and PTSD
  • Ayahuasca treatment in Brazilian prison population reduces recidivism
  • Benefits creativity, openness, and spiritual growth