#PsychedelicsBecause it's time

Tweet/Post with #PsychedelicsBecause and add your voice:

#PsychedelicsBecause it's time

Tweet/Post with #PsychedelicsBecause and add your voice:

#PsychedelicsBecause it's time

Tweet/Post with #PsychedelicsBecause and add your voice:

#PsychedelicsBecause Social Activism Campaign

#PsychedelicsBecause Social Activism Campaign

#PsychedelicsBecause Social Activism Campaign

Psychedelics and psychoactive plants and fungi have been used for millennia by people and cultures across the globe for healing, insight, reconnecting, expanding consciousness, and spirituality. Today, these long-known benefits are also being validated through the lens of scientific research.

Despite this, in the United States and most countries, unless you’re in a protected religious group, psychedelics are banned and listed under Schedule I (“no currently accepted medical use”) or the equivalent, making them completely illegal, punishable by lengthy imprisonment, or worse.

It’s time to speak out using the tools we have at our fingertips: social media. Add your voice to the campaign to bring depth, diversity, and vision to the conversation around #PsychedelicsBecause these substances hold tremendous promise when used responsibly.

This campaign aims to actively:

  • Share stories humanizing the diversity of psychedelic users

  • Increase awareness around the benefits of psychedelics

  • Shift public attitudes and Reverse decades of negative stigma surrounding psychedelic and psychoactive drugs

  • Educate people about current scientific research

  • Promote psychedelic harm reduction by understanding the true risks and how to manage them

  • Help end arrests, incarceration, and criminalization associated with global drug prohibition

  • Unite psychedelic, drug policy reform, and harm reduction movements

What You Can Do

1. Share your story and spread the message on social media using #PsychedelicsBecause

*Disclaimer! We realize outing one’s personal use of psychedelics is a potentially risky act and not all of us have the ability or privilege to do so. Be smart. Be safe.

2. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can be the first to hear about our campaigns

We are a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on ending the drug war, humanizing drug users, reversing stigma, drug education, recognizing risks, and highlighting positive experiences.

To learn how you or your organization can get involved, drop us a line at hi@psymposia.com.

“Opportunity just knocked,
Let's reach out and grab it,
Together we'll nab it.”

- Jim Henson

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

“We are the holders of a priceless gift, a gift we received from countless generations we never knew, a gift that only we now possess and only we can give. That unique gift, of course, is the gift of ourselves. Whatever we can do to give that gift, and to help others receive it, is worth the challenge of all our human endeavor.”

- Fred Rogers

“I think when we go into thinking about how to do psychoactive medicines it’s very valuable to look deeply, to look seriously, at the traditions that have attended these medicines through time.”

- Kathleen Harrison

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

- Dr. Seuss

“The cultural integration of psychedelics won't happen overnight, and the question of young people is perhaps the most difficult involved. The first step is for people who have knowledge of these substances to share it, "coming out" about their own experiences. Drug education should be honest and present a balanced picture of risks and benefits.”

- Rick Doblin

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

- Maya Angelou

“We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long. Lets us declare Nature to be legitimate. The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the first place.”

- Terence McKenna

“All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room. Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world.”

- Michelle Alexander

“To hell with facts! We need stories!”

- Ken Kesey

“Your tale, would cure deafness.”

- William Shakespeare

“How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it.”

- Alexander Shulgin