Legally offering psilocybin mushroom Therapy through ceremony
Although our Constitutional Rights include a freedom to practice religion, Plant Medicine work remains a controversial subject as it fits in to that freedom. Many churches out there who work with Peyote, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca or San Pedro will claim that since they are a church, they do have a right to practice their religion even if it involves working with a Schedule I illegal substance. In fact, it is argued that the mere idea of the DEA requiring a petition or request to work with these plants is already a violation of this right. The first time we contacted an attorney to help us, he actually said this very thing.
While we tend to agree that the DEA's process of Request for Exemption to use these illegal substances may be in itself a violation of our right to work with them as part of our religion, we also understand the necessity for regulation in a time where substances, both naturally occurring and not, are highly abused.
With this in mind, we have opted to collaborate with the DEA through the process of submitting a Request for Exemption to work with Psilocybin Mushrooms as part of our Shamanic Plant Medicine Ceremonies (specifically Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy style Ceremony) and have made all necessary accommodations to be in compliance with their documented standards. We wish to offer our participants safety in both the legal and physical sense as well as full transparency with all that we do. We have great respect and reverence for the plants, for our country and for the sacredness of this work.
In addition to the DEA petition, we are also very excited to watch the decriminalization effort occurring in both Oregon and Washington, further allowing people to bring their own Medicine into Ceremony without the fear of being arrested.
All of our work is and will continue to be above-ground and accessible to all that are in need.