Katherine A. Costello and Marca Cassity

The last few years have seen a growing attention to how the psychedelic renaissance can better address the needs of marginalized communities and ensure equitable access to, and treatment in, psychedelic-assisted therapies. However, these efforts have been consistently met with opposition from a small but vociferous portion of the psychedelic community. One of the main arguments (Labate & Buchanan, 2020) put forth is that identity politics—politics in the name of a group that shares an identity marker such as race, gender, sexual orientation, antiracism, feminism, the LGBTQIA2S+ movement, etc.—are antithetical to the medicines’ teaching of “oneness.”… continue reading.

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