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Working in Psychedelics

As the psychedelic movement grows, more and more people are asking themselves:
How can I get involved? What opportunities exist to work in psychedelics?
There’s also a growing number of people who work in psychedelics already and are asking themselves:
How can I reach more people with my services? What are the risks of expanding what I offer? And how do I make sure I’m living my values and supporting the psychedelic movement as a whole?
Whether you want to work in psychedelics or already are, this virtual summit is for you. We’re bringing together pioneers and thought leaders across the industry to help you understand this moment in psychedelic history—and the role you want to play in it. This includes practical skills like how to grow your social media presence and navigate online censorship (something we know a thing or two about at DoubleBlind!); how to engage in Indigenous reciprocity and be mindful of the stewards of plant medicines; how to support an inclusive psychedelic industry; an overview of the psychedelic landscape and the opportunities within it; and beyond.
At DoubleBlind, we want to support people who feel called to devote themselves to working in psychedelics while simultaneously helping people think through what it means to approach the existing ecosystem from a place of care. There were many mistakes made in cannabis, leading to an industry that shut out pioneers and made the barrier to entry high for folks without access to capital. We don’t want to see the same mistakes made in psychedelics—and having conversations now about what’s needed to create a sustainable movement that honors the stewards of these medicines is key to that.
At DoubleBlind, we never turn away anyone from our education offerings due to lack of funds. If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, please email [email protected]. Proceeds from this event support DoubleBlind’s independent journalism to help destigmatize psychedelics and provide free harm reduction resources to hundreds of thousands of people each month.
*This is an online event. Can't make the live stream? The summit will be recorded.

Working In Psychedelics Summit

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  • Free 1-Month DB+ Membership Trial, including a Cannabis Ceremony, Breathwork Workshop, and more
  • Psychedelics & Storytelling Workshop recording with Michael Pollan
  • Psychedelics & Creativity Workshop recording with Laura Dawn
  • Resources for holding space
WHAT WE'LL COVER
WHO THIS IS FOR
PEOPLE WHO WORK IN PSYCHEDELICS ALREADY
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK IN PSYCHEDELICS
WORKSHOPS & PANELS

GAIN INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS

March 30 | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. PT
Assessing the Psychedelic Space: Exploring the Landscape & Finding Your Path
Laura Dawn
Embarking on a journey into the world of psychedelics can be a life-changing experience. To amplify impact in a way that feels meaningful and on-purpose, it's crucial to evaluate the landscape and choose a path that is in line with your aspirations, skill sets, and core values. This presentation will begin by reviewing different opportunities within the psychedelic ecosystem. It will then get into how you might use plant medicines and psychedelics to get in touch with what feels aligned for you; how you know you’re truly ready to embark on the path of working in psychedelics; and how to build a business on the foundation of your core values and what you care about to have the highest impact. This is about both practical advice as well as somatic, heart-centered exercises for tuning in, slowing down, and making sure you’re mindful of the direction you’re going. Laura Dawn has graduated dozens of entrepreneurs and thought leaders in psychedelics from her transilience program—with a proven track record of helping them start and grow businesses, all from a value-aligned place.
March 30 | 10:25 - 11:25 a.m. PT
Social Media and Marketing in Psychedelics: Ethics, Strategy, & Censorship
Monica Cadena
Social media and marketing can be one of the trickiest parts of running any business, whether you’re a consultant, facilitator, educator, or CEO. It’s even trickier in psychedelics: Accounts are constantly being flagged and shut down simply for talking about psychedelics—and a lot of people who care about these substances feel that they don’t understand digital marketing. Monica Cadena, aka the Sacred Alchemist on Instagram, has grown the social media followings for herself, celebs, high profile brands, startups, and beyond, all through a trauma-informed, decolonized, and intersectional lens that aims to center important voices and conversations as opposed to playing into clickbait strategies.
March 30 | 11:35 - 1:05 p.m. PT
Legalizing the Underground Market
Nicole Howell
Ophelia Chong
Brad Bartlett
Mary Carreon
Moderator
It suddenly seems like mushroom gummies, chocolates, and microdoses are available everywhere. In cities that have decriminalized mushrooms and other psychedelics, underground businesses are popping up left and right, with some claiming they’re a church protected under the first amendment; dispensaries; and delivery services. There’s also a growing number of people who are deciding to sell shrooms and other psychedelics online through private Instagram accounts, websites that require a log in, and beyond. Many of these people see themselves as trailblazers, much like folks in cannabis did, who are laying the groundwork for a recreational market. But what are the laws and risks around doing this? And what might cannabis teach us about getting in now versus waiting?
March 30 | 1:05 - 1:35 p.m. PT
Stretch & Move!
Radha Weppner
It’s good to move the body to digest big ideas! So let’s all stretch and move together for 30 minutes (or you can go grab lunch) before we dive into more panels and presentations.
March 30 | 1:35 - 3:05 p.m. PT
Building Purpose into Psychedelic Business
Colin Pugh
Carly Leinheiser
Jon Dennis
Bennet Zelner
Moderator
Anyone who runs a business knows: It’s challenging. When you’re trying to build a purpose-driven business that in an economic system that prioritizes profit over purpose, it’s even more challenging. One way to try to push back on this and center psychedelic values in business is by adopting a purpose-driven structure for your organization from the get-go—and there are a lot of creative ways to do this, from a public benefit corporation to a steward ownership structure. There’s also ways to transition your business—after launching—to center your mission. We cover all this and more.

LEARN FROM EXPERTS AND THOUGHT-LEADERS

March 31 | 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. PT
Indigenous Stewardship & Right Relationship
Sutton King
Chenae Bullock
Joseph Mays
Lorna Liana
Moderator
Indigenous reciprocity is a hot topic these days in the psychedelic movement. Many people are talking about the importance of having reverence for the stewards of plant medicines. But what does it actually look like to do that, as a person who takes these medicines and a person who is working in the psychedelic industry? And if you’re a person who is starting a psychedelic business—whether as a therapist, an entrepreneur, a grower, or something else—where should you begin?
March 31 | 10:55 - 11:55 a.m. PT
Embodying Collective Liberation in your Psychedelic Practice
Charlotte James
We’re at a moment when many people within the psychedelic industry are using words like “equity” and “access.” But what does it actually mean to reimagine how we approach psychedelic work? How do we center the value of healing for all, not just the few, while simultaneously contending with survival and sustainability of organizations in late-stage capitalism? Charlotte James is the founder of the Psychedelic Liberating Training, a training that weaves together decolonization education, liberation psychology, entheogenic shamanism, and psychedelic-assisted therapy. She speaks to us about her vision for centering health equity and social justice within the psychedelic resurgence and the greater PLT model.
March 31 | 12:25 - 1:55 p.m. PT
Becoming a Psychedelic Facilitator
Ido Cohen
Gabrielle Williams
Ingmar Gorman
Gabrielle Bellot
Moderator
More people than ever are feeling called to support others on their path to healing with psychedelics. There’s a lot of different ways a person can do this: They can become a therapist through trainings like those offered by Fluence and MAPS; a facilitator in the states of Oregon or Colorado; or choose to be trained by Indigenous healers in a more ceremonial context. These paths all look quite different—and require different levels of commitment in terms of time and money. There’s also much to consider, regardless of where you train, around whether you’re ready to hold space for others—and what’s required to do so responsibly. We cover the varying paths for becoming a psychedelic facilitator, and how you might know if this is the right next step for you.
March 31 | 1:55 - 2:25 p.m. PT
Let’s Dance!
Livanna Maislen
It’s good to move the body to digest big ideas! So let’s all dance together for 30 minutes (or you can go grab lunch) before we dive into more panels and presentations.
March 31 | 2:25 - 3:55 p.m. PT
Beyond Psychedelics: Addressing the War on Drugs & Criminal Justice
Ariel Clark
Ismail Ali
Ismail Ali
Justice Rivera
Natalie Ginsberg
Moderator
In recent years, as more and more cities have decriminalized psychedelics, there’s been a growing conversation around whether we should be just decriminalizing psychedelics—or decriminalizing all drugs and thinking about broader reform. The reality is that far more people are arrested each year for the possession of drugs that are not psychedelics—then for drugs that are. Additionally, if we’re not talking about broader reform—such as housing, employment, and healthcare disparities—then we’re not considering that, even if psychedelics for healing were accessible, that people’s fundamental needs must be met, too, in order for them to receive the benefits of these experiences. If the goal of legalizing psychedelics as medicines is to heal and reduce suffering, then, in this panel, we talk about why just legalizing psychedelics isn’t enough—and why people within the psychedelic industry need to be thinking about multi-faceted, systemic change.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Laura Dawn

“Host of The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast and founder of Grow Medicine Laura Dawn is a microdosing mentor and plant medicine integration guide for change-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creators.

Laura Dawn has been a life-long entrepreneur and has over two decades of exploring altered states of consciousness. Currently, she is completing a Masters in Science specializing in Creativity & Change Leadership, exploring the intersection between psychedelics and creative problem-solving, helping leaders and teams unlock innovative solutions to the complex challenges we collectively face.

Through her signature mastermind programs and retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with the wisdom teachings of Eastern philosophy to teach you how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation and creative manifestation. Through mindset, mindfulness training, and somatic awareness, she inspires you to expand the boundaries of what you believe is possible and embark on the path of heart-centered leadership to influence meaningful change.

“Host of The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast and founder of Grow Medicine Laura Dawn is a microdosing mentor and plant medicine integration guide for change-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creators.

Laura Dawn has been a life-long entrepreneur and has over two decades of exploring altered states of consciousness. Currently, she is completing a Masters in Science specializing in Creativity & Change Leadership, exploring the intersection between psychedelics and creative problem-solving, helping leaders and teams unlock innovative solutions to the complex challenges we collectively face.

Through her signature mastermind programs and retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with the wisdom teachings of Eastern philosophy to teach you how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation and creative manifestation. Through mindset, mindfulness training, and somatic awareness, she inspires you to expand the boundaries of what you believe is possible and embark on the path of heart-centered leadership to influence meaningful change.

Monica Cadena

Monica Cadena is an Afro-Chicana California-based writer/journalist, movement worker, digital alchemist, plant ally, and advocate of ending the war against culture. The former co-founder of Wear Your Voice Magazine, an intersectional feminist digital publication, Monica is passionate about highlighting stories from those at the intersections of healing and social justice activism and centering healing-based initiatives. Monica works with many organizations within the psychedelic and entheogenic space and is committed to the healing and liberation of Black and Indigenous communities. Connect with her on Instagram at sacred.alchemist.

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Monica Cadena is an Afro-Chicana California-based writer/journalist, movement worker, digital alchemist, plant ally, and advocate of ending the war against culture. The former co-founder of Wear Your Voice Magazine, an intersectional feminist digital publication, Monica is passionate about highlighting stories from those at the intersections of healing and social justice activism and centering healing-based initiatives. Monica works with many organizations within the psychedelic and entheogenic space and is committed to the healing and liberation of Black and Indigenous communities. Connect with her on Instagram at sacred.alchemist.

Nicole Howell

Nicole Howell practices law, meditation, journeying, and being here now. She is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys, working actively with local and state legislative and regulatory efforts, having served as a member of State Treasurer John Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group and Chief Policy Advisor to the California Growers Association. She is involved in other industry and business related organizations, including the National and California Cannabis Industry Associations, International Cannabis Bar Association, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the Executive Committee of the Cannabis Section for the San Francisco Bar Association. She has been working against prohibitionist drug laws since the beginning of her career and is passionate about the cognitive, therapeutic, and spiritual healing that results from the perspective shift psychedelics provide. Nicole has been recognized as one of the top 75 “Most Important Women in Cannabis” by Cannabis Business Executive, of the “30 Most Powerful Cannabis Lawyers” by MG Magazine, annually ranked by Super Lawyers magazine since 2012, featured in Yahoo Finance, and recognized for several years running as an “Attorney to Watch” by Chambers and Partners USA. In 2018, the firm was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in the nation’s top five cannabis firms. She lives in the mountains by a sweet creek and is available worldwide by the magical power of the internet. You can read more on her LinkedIn.

Nicole Howell practices law, meditation, journeying, and being here now. She is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys, working actively with local and state legislative and regulatory efforts, having served as a member of State Treasurer John Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group and Chief Policy Advisor to the California Growers Association. She is involved in other industry and business related organizations, including the National and California Cannabis Industry Associations, International Cannabis Bar Association, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the Executive Committee of the Cannabis Section for the San Francisco Bar Association. She has been working against prohibitionist drug laws since the beginning of her career and is passionate about the cognitive, therapeutic, and spiritual healing that results from the perspective shift psychedelics provide. Nicole has been recognized as one of the top 75 “Most Important Women in Cannabis” by Cannabis Business Executive, of the “30 Most Powerful Cannabis Lawyers” by MG Magazine, annually ranked by Super Lawyers magazine since 2012, featured in Yahoo Finance, and recognized for several years running as an “Attorney to Watch” by Chambers and Partners USA. In 2018, the firm was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in the nation’s top five cannabis firms. She lives in the mountains by a sweet creek and is available worldwide by the magical power of the internet. You can read more on her LinkedIn.

Ophelia Chong

Ophelia Chong was the visionary behind Stock Pot Images, the pioneering stock photo and video agency showcasing cannabis, hemp, psilocybin, an extensive array of distinct strains, and authentic portrayals of cannabis consumers without racial biases. In addition to her groundbreaking work, she established Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE) to enlighten the AAPI community and dispel misconceptions surrounding these substances. Her unwavering commitment is focused on reshaping the discourse surrounding cannabis and psychedelics, all driven by a singular mission: advocating for legalization and offering genuine representations of the diverse faces and communities embracing alternative medicines.

Ophelia Chong was the visionary behind Stock Pot Images, the pioneering stock photo and video agency showcasing cannabis, hemp, psilocybin, an extensive array of distinct strains, and authentic portrayals of cannabis consumers without racial biases. In addition to her groundbreaking work, she established Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE) to enlighten the AAPI community and dispel misconceptions surrounding these substances. Her unwavering commitment is focused on reshaping the discourse surrounding cannabis and psychedelics, all driven by a singular mission: advocating for legalization and offering genuine representations of the diverse faces and communities embracing alternative medicines.

Brad Bartlett

For over two decades, attorney Brad Bartlett has enjoyed a long, successful career as a litigator, legal and policy advisor, and professor and lecturer. Brad’s diverse array of clients have included private and publicly traded cannabis corporations, hemp farmers and manufactures, American Indian nations, medical doctors and therapists working with new psychedelic therapies, as well as rural and urban communities impacted by fossil energy extraction. 

In addition to handling numerous administrative appeals, Brad’s work has included Food and Drug Administration compliance matters, Drug Enforcement Administration licensing, as well as cannabis licensing at the state and tribal level. Brad has also advised numerous American Indian nations on a diverse array of matters, working to uphold and defend tribal sovereignty and homeland. He currently serves as counsel to the Plant Medicine Law Group.

In addition to his license to practice law in his home state of Colorado, Brad is admitted to practice in numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts as well as state and tribal courts. Brad is an enrolled tribal member of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. 

For over two decades, attorney Brad Bartlett has enjoyed a long, successful career as a litigator, legal and policy advisor, and professor and lecturer. Brad’s diverse array of clients have included private and publicly traded cannabis corporations, hemp farmers and manufactures, American Indian nations, medical doctors and therapists working with new psychedelic therapies, as well as rural and urban communities impacted by fossil energy extraction.

In addition to handling numerous administrative appeals, Brad’s work has included Food and Drug Administration compliance matters, Drug Enforcement Administration licensing, as well as cannabis licensing at the state and tribal level. Brad has also advised numerous American Indian nations on a diverse array of matters, working to uphold and defend tribal sovereignty and homeland.

In addition to his license to practice law in his home state of Colorado, Brad is admitted to practice in numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts as well as state and tribal courts. Brad is an enrolled tribal member of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. He is also Of Counsel at Plant Medicine Law Group. 

Mary Carreon

Mary Carreón is a senior editor at DoubleBlind Magazine, journalist, and co-founder of the Hyphae Leaks podcast. Her work has appeared in Billboard, KCRW/NPR, Insider, DoubleBlind Magazine, The LAnd Magazine, High Times Magazine, OC Weekly, LA Weekly, and more. 

Mary’s work aims to humanize drug culture and delve into the real-world impacts of policies and trends on accessibility and the environment. As a third-generation Mexican and Guatemalan, she’s also dedicated to amplifying Latine and BIPOC voices, issues, and perspectives. Follow her on social media @maryyyprankster

Mary Carreón is a senior editor at DoubleBlind Magazine, journalist, and co-founder of the Hyphae Leaks podcast. Her work has appeared in Billboard, KCRW/NPR, Insider, DoubleBlind Magazine, The LAnd Magazine, High Times Magazine, OC Weekly, LA Weekly, and more. 

Mary’s work aims to humanize drug culture and delve into the real-world impacts of policies and trends on accessibility and the environment. As a third-generation Mexican and Guatemalan, she’s also dedicated to amplifying Latine and BIPOC voices, issues, and perspectives. Follow her on social media @maryyyprankster

Radha Weppner

Marisa Radha Weppner (Radha) is driven by a desire to understand what it means to be human, the nature of reality and what is God. Her guidance aims to create a state of union within oneself for a felt sense of the ineffable, merging ancient wisdom with direct experience to create a grounded, safe, and expansive environment for you to explore the depths of your inner world.

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Radha is a Nosara Yoga Master Educator and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She has been facilitating transformation and self-awakening for over 2 decades through a variety of settings including classes, retreats, community organizing, guiding psychedelic journeys, and private coaching. She is a faculty member of Esalen Institute, the co-owner of Source Meditation Space, and a therapist at Boise Ketamine Clinic.

Her meditation album “Guidance”, with music by East Forest, is available on all streaming platforms.

You can learn more at marisaradha.com

Marisa Radha Weppner (Radha) is driven by a desire to understand what it means to be human, the nature of reality and what is God. Her guidance aims to create a state of union within oneself for a felt sense of the ineffable, merging ancient wisdom with direct experience to create a grounded, safe, and expansive environment for you to explore the depths of your inner world.

Radha is a Nosara Yoga Master Educator and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She has been facilitating transformation and self-awakening for over 2 decades through a variety of settings including classes, retreats, community organizing, guiding psychedelic journeys, and private coaching. She is a faculty member of Esalen Institute, the co-owner of Source Meditation Space, and a therapist at Boise Ketamine Clinic.

Her meditation album “Guidance”, with music by East Forest, is available on all streaming platforms.

You can learn more at marisaradha.com

Charlotte James

Charlotte has been a harm reductionist and psychedelic explorer for over 10 years, but her path through this work has certainly not been linear. After leaving harm reduction years ago because of rapid burn out, she is returning to this work with a new energy – thanks to the power of healing with Sacred Earth Medicines. Charlotte is fascinated by communication, has a love of language, and is captivated by the power of human connection. She has been in fearless pursuit of her passions since she can remember, always gifting herself new experiences and opportunities to expand her mind. Charlotte works to create a world in which everyone is able to live in fearless pursuit of their radical transformation. She uses her skills as a digital strategist, coach, and space holder to build and engage a community focused on pursuing equitable liberation.

Charlotte has been a harm reductionist and psychedelic explorer for over 10 years, but her path through this work has certainly not been linear. After leaving harm reduction years ago because of rapid burn out, she is returning to this work with a new energy – thanks to the power of healing with Sacred Earth Medicines. Charlotte is fascinated by communication, has a love of language, and is captivated by the power of human connection. She has been in fearless pursuit of her passions since she can remember, always gifting herself new experiences and opportunities to expand her mind. Charlotte works to create a world in which everyone is able to live in fearless pursuit of their radical transformation. She uses her skills as a digital strategist, coach, and space holder to build and engage a community focused on pursuing equitable liberation.

Sutton King

Sutton King, MPH, Afro-Indigenous of the Menominee and Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is a graduate of NYU School of Global Public Health. She is an internationally recognized Indigenous rights activist, published researcher, and social entrepreneur dedicated to developing and scaling innovative solutions to improve Indigenous health equity across sectors. Her focus centers on access benefit sharing and culturally appropriate methodologies within technology, healthcare, and business. In 2020, Sutton was named a New York visionary and nominated as a David Prize finalist. She is an MIT Indigenous Solve fellow and a 3x NYU Fellow participating in the NYU ignite alpha and beta fellowships. In 2021, she was named an NYU Female Founder and “one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics” by Psychedelic Invest and PsychedStudio. In 2022, Business Insider recognized her as one of the 16 most influential women shaping Psychedelics.

Sutton is the co-founder and President of Urban Indigenous Collective, an Indigenous lead public health NGO advocating for and providing access to culturally appropriate healthcare for Urban Natives in the New York City area. She is the Co-Founder of ShockTalk, a culturally tailored telemental health platform that facilitates culturally appropriate patient-provider relationships for Indigenous communities. She joins the Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund as a Program Manager and Bridge Maker sitting on the operations committee. She facilitates a relationship between the Psychedelic Space and Indigenous traditional cultures that centers on Indigenous sovereignty. She advises organizations ranging from startup companies to philanthropies on stakeholder models and access benefits and sharing through social impact investment and giving.

Sutton King, MPH, Afro-Indigenous of the Menominee and Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is a graduate of NYU School of Global Public Health. She is an internationally recognized Indigenous rights activist, published researcher, and social entrepreneur dedicated to developing and scaling innovative solutions to improve Indigenous health equity across sectors. Her focus centers on access benefit sharing and culturally appropriate methodologies within technology, healthcare, and business. In 2020, Sutton was named a New York visionary and nominated as a David Prize finalist. She is an MIT Indigenous Solve fellow and a 3x NYU Fellow participating in the NYU ignite alpha and beta fellowships. In 2021, she was named an NYU Female Founder and “one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics” by Psychedelic Invest and PsychedStudio. In 2022, Business Insider recognized her as one of the 16 most influential women shaping Psychedelics.

Sutton is the co-founder and President of Urban Indigenous Collective, an Indigenous lead public health NGO advocating for and providing access to culturally appropriate healthcare for Urban Natives in the New York City area. She is the Co-Founder of ShockTalk, a culturally tailored telemental health platform that facilitates culturally appropriate patient-provider relationships for Indigenous communities. She joins the Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund as a Program Manager and Bridge Maker sitting on the operations committee. She facilitates a relationship between the Psychedelic Space and Indigenous traditional cultures that centers on Indigenous sovereignty. She advises organizations ranging from startup companies to philanthropies on stakeholder models and access benefits and sharing through social impact investment and giving.

Chenae Bullock

Chenae Bullock, LPIM, an enrolled Shinnecock Nation citizen and descendant of the Montauk Tribe in Long Island New York. She is also African American. Chenae is Licensed Practitioner of Indigenopathic Medicine Research (LPIM) , an Indigenous Perspective Historian, a Cultural Moderator, and a Public Speaker. Appearances in Forbes, Rolling Stones, TEDx, SXSW, Tribal Business News, Bloomberg, Conde Nast Traveler Indian Country Today, Yahoo Finance. As an LPIM, Chenae contributes to her clients’ and partners’ social and environmental competence by improving their understanding of the natural world and preserving the original physicians’ ancient wisdom and sacred knowledge of enhanced healthcare under religious tribal law. Chenae’s mission is to illuminate the view and understanding of Indigenous people through cultural competency in government and environmental spaces, brand partnerships and pure connectivity to what she values most, humanity.

Chenae Bullock, LPIM, an enrolled Shinnecock Nation citizen and descendant of the Montauk Tribe in Long Island New York. She is also African American. Chenae is Licensed Practitioner of Indigenopathic Medicine Research (LPIM) , an Indigenous Perspective Historian, a Cultural Moderator, and a Public Speaker. Appearances in Forbes, Rolling Stones, TEDx, SXSW, Tribal Business News, Bloomberg, Conde Nast Traveler Indian Country Today, Yahoo Finance. As an LPIM, Chenae contributes to her clients’ and partners’ social and environmental competence by improving their understanding of the natural world and preserving the original physicians’ ancient wisdom and sacred knowledge of enhanced healthcare under religious tribal law. Chenae’s mission is to illuminate the view and understanding of Indigenous people through cultural competency in government and environmental spaces, brand partnerships and pure connectivity to what she values most, humanity.

Joseph Mays

Joseph Mays received his MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent researching responses to globalization by the Yanesha of central Peru. Graduating with biology and anthropology degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, he published a medicinal plant guide for the Jama-Coaque Ecological Reserve in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Joseph also holds a certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies from Naropa University, and his conservation work explores how cultural conditioning influences approaches to biocultural sustainability. His Indigenous rights advocacy stresses the importance of ground-up structures that emphasize local agency and challenge conventional philanthropic models in attempts to support Indigenous autonomy and biodiversity. Joseph is Program Director of Chacruna’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative (IRI), where he partners with Indigenous community organizations throughout the Americas to support Chacruna’s mission of increasing cultural reciprocity in the psychedelic space, raising unconditional funding and engaging with Indigenous and local stakeholders on their own terms.

Joseph Mays received his MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent researching responses to globalization by the Yanesha of central Peru. Graduating with biology and anthropology degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, he published a medicinal plant guide for the Jama-Coaque Ecological Reserve in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Joseph also holds a certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies from Naropa University, and his conservation work explores how cultural conditioning influences approaches to biocultural sustainability. His Indigenous rights advocacy stresses the importance of ground-up structures that emphasize local agency and challenge conventional philanthropic models in attempts to support Indigenous autonomy and biodiversity. Joseph is Program Director of Chacruna’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative (IRI), where he partners with Indigenous community organizations throughout the Americas to support Chacruna’s mission of increasing cultural reciprocity in the psychedelic space, raising unconditional funding and engaging with Indigenous and local stakeholders on their own terms.

Lorna Liana

Lorna Liana is the CEO of EntheoNation, a psychedelic media company and educational platform that offers workshops, programs, and 1-to-1 mentoring to aspiring professionals in the psychedelic sector, such as:

The Plant Spirit School Integration Coach Certification program helps plant medicine people become confident, trauma-informed integration specialists so that they can grow thriving vocations in the Psychedelic Renaissance.

The Plant Spirit Summit is an online conference that explores the Psychedelic Renaissance, the Global Shamanic Revival, and the Indigenous Cultural Renaissance, through original indigenous-focused mini-documentaries, intriguing expert interviews, thought-provoking live panel discussions, and medicine music celebrations.

Global Medicine Tribe’s Spaceholder School is a membership program designed to support emerging psychedelic leaders in creating local communities, through educational events, circles, and ceremonies.

Plant Spirit Journeys offers practicum retreats for aspiring Leaders of the Renaissance, in partnership with indigenous wisdomkeepers. Our upcoming Ancestor Messenger Sacred Spaceholding Program is an 8-week hybrid online training program with cultural immersion in Brazil, in partnership with the Yawanawá and the Huni Kuin.

With great honor, deep respect, and ongoing commitment, Lorna’s mission is to leverage emerging technologies to preserve indigenous traditions, so that ancient wisdom can benefit the modern world, and technology can empower indigenous people.

Lorna Liana is the CEO of EntheoNation, a psychedelic media company and educational platform that offers workshops, programs, and 1-to-1 mentoring to aspiring professionals in the psychedelic sector, such as:

The Plant Spirit School Integration Coach Certification program helps plant medicine people become confident, trauma-informed integration specialists so that they can grow thriving vocations in the Psychedelic Renaissance.

The Plant Spirit Summit is an online conference that explores the Psychedelic Renaissance, the Global Shamanic Revival, and the Indigenous Cultural Renaissance, through original indigenous-focused mini-documentaries, intriguing expert interviews, thought-provoking live panel discussions, and medicine music celebrations.

Global Medicine Tribe’s Spaceholder School is a membership program designed to support emerging psychedelic leaders in creating local communities, through educational events, circles, and ceremonies.

Plant Spirit Journeys offers practicum retreats for aspiring Leaders of the Renaissance, in partnership with indigenous wisdomkeepers. Our upcoming Ancestor Messenger Sacred Spaceholding Program is an 8-week hybrid online training program with cultural immersion in Brazil, in partnership with the Yawanawá and the Huni Kuin.

With great honor, deep respect, and ongoing commitment, Lorna’s mission is to leverage emerging technologies to preserve indigenous traditions, so that ancient wisdom can benefit the modern world, and technology can empower indigenous people.

Colin Pugh

Colin Pugh is Executive Director of Brooklyn Psychedelic Society (BPS), a position he’s held since 2016. BPS’s vision is to make community-based healing become an institution in our culture. BPS is creating an open-source framework for community-based healing that greatly enhances the safety, accessibility, and effectiveness of psychedelic journeying in community. BPS’s slogan is Community is the Medicine, and they hope to make that medicine available to everyone. Colin is originally from Syracuse, NY and his interests are cooking, board games, performing comedy, going to church, and the occasional psychedelic-infused dance night.

Colin Pugh is Executive Director of Brooklyn Psychedelic Society (BPS), a position he’s held since 2016. BPS’s vision is to make community-based healing become an institution in our culture. BPS is creating an open-source framework for community-based healing that greatly enhances the safety, accessibility, and effectiveness of psychedelic journeying in community. BPS’s slogan is Community is the Medicine, and they hope to make that medicine available to everyone. Colin is originally from Syracuse, NY and his interests are cooking, board games, performing comedy, going to church, and the occasional psychedelic-infused dance night.

Carly Leinheiser

Carly Leinheiser (she/they) has spent the last decade practicing corporate and tax law with a particular focus on advising non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses. Her advice is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique legal and business needs of organizations and companies that seek to maximize both social impact and financial returns. While practicing law can be adversarial, Carly encourages a culture of compassion and understanding whenever possible.

Carly Leinheiser (she/they) has spent the last decade practicing corporate and tax law with a particular focus on advising non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses. Her advice is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique legal and business needs of organizations and companies that seek to maximize both social impact and financial returns. While practicing law can be adversarial, Carly encourages a culture of compassion and understanding whenever possible.

Jon Dennis

on Dennis is a lawyer, community organizer, and social entrepreneur in the psychedelics ecosystem. He is the executive director of Vital Oregon, a psilocybin facilitator training program by Psychedelics Today, and the owner of Sagebrush Law. Jon is a member of the Chacruna Institute’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants. He is a member of the Psychedelics Bar Association and sits on its Religious Use Committee. He is an advisor to REACH Washington and has been working on drafting its upcoming ballot initiative. He is a founding member of the Entheogenic Practitioners Council of Oregon and was a leading proponent behind the effort to create a community paradigm of psilocybin services under Oregon’s Measure 109 program.

Jon Dennis is a psychedelic lawyer, activist, and consultant. He is the co-host of the Eyes on Oregon podcast, a founding member of the Entheogenic Practitioners Council of Oregon, and a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.

Bennet Zelner

Bennet Zelner a business school professor contributing to the emergence of the next economy through work on regenerative economics, leadership, and psychedelics. He teaches economics at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. He also serves as adviser or director for Usona Institute, the Synthesis Institute, the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society, and Nautilus Sanctuary. He is currently conducting research on the effects of psychedelic-assisted, consciousness-expanding experiences on decision-making by organizational leaders.

Bennet Zelner a business school professor contributing to the emergence of the next economy through work on regenerative economics, leadership, and psychedelics. He teaches economics at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. He also serves as adviser or director for Usona Institute, the Synthesis Institute, the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society, and Nautilus Sanctuary. He is currently conducting research on the effects of psychedelic-assisted, consciousness-expanding experiences on decision-making by organizational leaders.

Ido Cohen

Dr. Ido Cohen serves individuals, couples, and groups in San Francisco. He received his Psy.D from the California Institute of Integral Studies and trained at the Jung Institute In San Francisco. He works with childhood trauma, inner critic and self-esteem, relationship and intimacy challenges, psychospiritual growth as well as psychedelic integration and preparation sessions with individuals, couples, and groups. He researched the integration process of ayahuasca ceremonies in individuals  (“returning to wholeness – the psychospiritual integration process of Ayahuasca ceremonies from a Jungian perspective )  and couples, to better understand how to support individuals in their process of change and transformation. He is the founder of “The Integration Circle” and facilitates classes, workshops, and retreats on the different dimensions of integration and the intersection of mental health, spiritual health, and the entheogenic experience. Ido is passionate about supporting individuals to create long-term, sustainable change leading to intimate, authentic, expressive, and love-filled lives. In his free time, he likes to find new paths in nature with his dog Luna, marvel at art, write, create, and connect with his community.

Dr. Ido Cohen serves individuals, couples, and groups in San Francisco. He received his Psy.D from the California Institute of Integral Studies and trained at the Jung Institute In San Francisco. He works with childhood trauma, inner critic and self-esteem, relationship and intimacy challenges, psychospiritual growth as well as psychedelic integration and preparation sessions with individuals, couples, and groups. He researched the integration process of ayahuasca ceremonies in individuals  (“returning to wholeness – the psychospiritual integration process of Ayahuasca ceremonies from a Jungian perspective )  and couples, to better understand how to support individuals in their process of change and transformation. He is the founder of “The Integration Circle” and facilitates classes, workshops, and retreats on the different dimensions of integration and the intersection of mental health, spiritual health, and the entheogenic experience. Ido is passionate about supporting individuals to create long-term, sustainable change leading to intimate, authentic, expressive, and love-filled lives. In his free time, he likes to find new paths in nature with his dog Luna, marvel at art, write, create, and connect with his community.

Gabrielle Williams

Born in Atlanta and raised in Maryland and Washington, D.C., Gabrielle Williams is a multidisciplinary teacher, medicine woman, and holistic healer. Among her greatest influences have been womanist-centered education at Spelman College, her ancestors, being a boy mom, and her training in shamanic and ancestral healing in Brazil.

In 2012, Gabrielle moved to Salvador, Brazil – a decision that would change the trajectory of her entire life. There she became integrated into the local holistic and shamanic healing communities. In time she was chosen by her shamans to apprentice as a medicine woman working with ayahuasca, hapé, and other indigenous Amazonian sacred earth medicines.

She provides journeys, workshops, courses, and spiritual retreats where she shares the wisdom of ancestral spiritual traditions and sacred earth medicines to aid BIPOC and allies seeking inner peace and paths to self-healing.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Maryland and Washington, D.C., Gabrielle Williams is a multidisciplinary teacher, medicine woman, and holistic healer. Among her greatest influences have been womanist-centered education at Spelman College, her ancestors, being a boy mom, and her training in shamanic and ancestral healing in Brazil.

In 2012, Gabrielle moved to Salvador, Brazil – a decision that would change the trajectory of her entire life. There she became integrated into the local holistic and shamanic healing communities. In time she was chosen by her shamans to apprentice as a medicine woman working with ayahuasca, hapé, and other indigenous Amazonian sacred earth medicines.

She provides journeys, workshops, courses, and spiritual retreats where she shares the wisdom of ancestral spiritual traditions and sacred earth medicines to aid BIPOC and allies seeking inner peace and paths to self-healing.

Ingmar Gorman

Dr. Ingmar Gorman is a co-founder of Fluence, a psychedelic education company training mental health providers in psychedelic treatments. As a psychologist, he shares his expertise in empirically supported psychedelic treatments with his clients and trainees alike. Dr. Gorman received his clinical training in New York City at the New School for Social Research, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Columbia University, and Bellevue Hospital. He completed his NIH postdoctoral fellowship at New York University. He simultaneously served as site co-principal investigator on an FDA-approved Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is currently a study therapist on the same study, as well as another FDA-approved clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Gorman has published on the topics of classic psychedelics, ketamine, MDMA, and Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration.

Dr. Ingmar Gorman is a co-founder of Fluence, a psychedelic education company training mental health providers in psychedelic treatments. As a psychologist, he shares his expertise in empirically supported psychedelic treatments with his clients and trainees alike. Dr. Gorman received his clinical training in New York City at the New School for Social Research, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Columbia University, and Bellevue Hospital. He completed his NIH postdoctoral fellowship at New York University. He simultaneously served as site co-principal investigator on an FDA-approved Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is currently a study therapist on the same study, as well as another FDA-approved clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Gorman has published on the topics of classic psychedelics, ketamine, MDMA, and Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration.

Gabrielle Bellot

Gabrielle Bellot is the author of My Year of Psychedelics: Lessons on Better Living (Everand, 2024). She is a certified transformational and psychedelic integration coach, as well as a staff writer at the books and culture site Literary Hub. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Cut, The Paris Review Daily, The Guardian, DoubleBlind, and many other places. She holds both an MFA and a PhD in English from Florida State University. She grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica and now lives in Queens in New York City. She is currently working on a collection of essays.

Gabrielle grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Shondaland, Guernica, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Cut, Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, Electric Literature, The Normal School, TOR.com, and many other places. Her essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Body Language (2022), Women Talk Money (2022), Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement (2019), Can We All Be Feminists? (2018), and We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (2017). Her work has been translated into a variety of languages, including Portuguese, Turkish, and Italian. She is the recipient of the 2016 Poynter Fellowship from Yale and also holds a Legacy Fellowship from Florida State University. Bellot holds both an MFA (2012) and a PhD (2017) in Fiction from Florida State University and currently teaches classes at Catapult. She has been a panelist and guest lecturer at events put on by PEN America, NYU, The Library of America, and others, and has appeared on the Tin House podcast Crafting with Ursula, focused on the themes of Ursula Le Guin’s work. Formerly a Brooklyn girl, she now lives in Queens, NY, with her wife.

Her writing tends to focus on global literature, LGBTQIA identities, literary history, exile, the Caribbean broadly, and what it might mean–at least for the day you ask her–to navigate the world as a multiracial transgender woman of colour. Beyond that, she’s also a self-confessed lover of astronomy, the ocean, Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki’s films, psychedelics, nature, Sonic the Hedgehog games, coffee, and much, much more. She is working on a collection of essays, as well as her first novel. She is represented by Melissa Danaczko at Stuart Krichevsky.

Gabrielle Bellot is the author of My Year of Psychedelics: Lessons on Better Living (Everand, 2024). She is a certified transformational and psychedelic integration coach, as well as a staff writer at the books and culture site Literary Hub. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Cut, The Paris Review Daily, The Guardian, DoubleBlind, and many other places. She holds both an MFA and a PhD in English from Florida State University. She grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica and now lives in Queens in New York City. She is currently working on a collection of essays.

Gabrielle grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Shondaland, Guernica, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Cut, Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, Electric Literature, The Normal School, TOR.com, and many other places. Her essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Body Language (2022), Women Talk Money (2022), Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement (2019), Can We All Be Feminists? (2018), and We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (2017). Her work has been translated into a variety of languages, including Portuguese, Turkish, and Italian. She is the recipient of the 2016 Poynter Fellowship from Yale and also holds a Legacy Fellowship from Florida State University. Bellot holds both an MFA (2012) and a PhD (2017) in Fiction from Florida State University and currently teaches classes at Catapult. She has been a panelist and guest lecturer at events put on by PEN America, NYU, The Library of America, and others, and has appeared on the Tin House podcast Crafting with Ursula, focused on the themes of Ursula Le Guin’s work. Formerly a Brooklyn girl, she now lives in Queens, NY, with her wife.

Her writing tends to focus on global literature, LGBTQIA identities, literary history, exile, the Caribbean broadly, and what it might mean–at least for the day you ask her–to navigate the world as a multiracial transgender woman of colour. Beyond that, she’s also a self-confessed lover of astronomy, the ocean, Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki’s films, psychedelics, nature, Sonic the Hedgehog games, coffee, and much, much more. She is working on a collection of essays, as well as her first novel. She is represented by Melissa Danaczko at Stuart Krichevsky.

Livanna Maislen

Livanna Maislen is an immersive dance-theatre performer (Sleep No More; Emursive Productions; Company SBB; Francesca Harper Project) and yoga-movement instructor with roots in New York and the Northwest. She was Dancer and Rehearsal Assistant for Nick Cave’s Bessie-Award Winning show “The Let Go”, Nona Hendryx & Carrie Mae Weem’s “Refrigerated Dreams” and Austria’s Bregenzer Fruehling’s Tanzfestival. Maislen has performed internationally and has worked with Nicole von Arx, Yin Yue, Karole Armitage, the San Francisco Opera and the Seattle Opera. She is currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychotherapy at CIIS where she is in Practicum at The Center of Somatic Psychotherapy in San Francisco. In tandem, Maislen is developing a sensate-focused practice interweaving her knowledge of movement, mindfulness, meaning-making, and sound and has taught her workshops in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and abroad.

Livanna Maislen is an immersive dance-theatre performer (Sleep No More; Emursive Productions; Company SBB; Francesca Harper Project) and yoga-movement instructor with roots in New York and the Northwest. She was Dancer and Rehearsal Assistant for Nick Cave’s Bessie-Award Winning show “The Let Go”, Nona Hendryx & Carrie Mae Weem’s “Refrigerated Dreams” and Austria’s Bregenzer Fruehling’s Tanzfestival. Maislen has performed internationally and has worked with Nicole von Arx, Yin Yue, Karole Armitage, the San Francisco Opera and the Seattle Opera. She is currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychotherapy at CIIS where she is in Practicum at The Center of Somatic Psychotherapy in San Francisco. In tandem, Maislen is developing a sensate-focused practice interweaving her knowledge of movement, mindfulness, meaning-making, and sound and has taught her workshops in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and abroad.

Ariel Clark

Ariel Clark (she/they) is co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered business, corporate, and regulatory law firm focused on cannabis and psychedelics. She also co-founded the Psychedelic Bar Association, and serves on the Board, and on the Religious Use and Ethics Committees. Ariel is Odawa Anishinaabe, and is known as Eddawweghizhik Kwe, Each Side of the Sky Woman, she is from Turtle Clan, from Nwejong in what is now known as Michigan. After practicing Indian Law and working with cannabis clients in California’s Bay Area, she started her own firm in 2010, to be of service to the plants and communities she is in deep connection with. Ariel and her law partner and soul mate, Nicole Howell, are actively engaged in conversations about psychedelic lawyering, and helping to shape policy that emphasizes open source, ethical business models that honor the Earth, Peoples, and lineages, and reimagines a new role for capitalism in commercialization. Ariel was recently awarded a grant from Life Comes From It related to land-based healing/land reunion work. Ariel has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Religious Studies (2000) and a JD from Berkeley Law School (2005).

Ariel Clark (she/they) is co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered business, corporate, and regulatory law firm focused on cannabis and psychedelics. She also co-founded the Psychedelic Bar Association, and serves on the Board, and on the Religious Use and Ethics Committees. Ariel is Odawa Anishinaabe, and is known as Eddawweghizhik Kwe, Each Side of the Sky Woman, she is from Turtle Clan, from Nwejong in what is now known as Michigan. After practicing Indian Law and working with cannabis clients in California’s Bay Area, she started her own firm in 2010, to be of service to the plants and communities she is in deep connection with. Ariel and her law partner and soul mate, Nicole Howell, are actively engaged in conversations about psychedelic lawyering, and helping to shape policy that emphasizes open source, ethical business models that honor the Earth, Peoples, and lineages, and reimagines a new role for capitalism in commercialization. Ariel was recently awarded a grant from Life Comes From It related to land-based healing/land reunion work. Ariel has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Religious Studies (2000) and a JD from Berkeley Law School (2005).

Ismail Ali
Ismail Ali

Ismail Lourido Ali, JD (he/him or they/them) has been personally utilizing psychedelics and other substances in celebratory and spiritual contexts for over fifteen years, and has been actively participating in the drug policy reform movement for a decade. Ismail is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and co-founded the Psychedelic Bar Association. Ismail advises, is formally affiliated with, or has served in leadership roles for numerous organizations in the drug policy reform ecosystem, including Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Chacruna Institute, the Ayahuasca Defense Fund, and Alchemy Community Therapy Center (formerly Sage Institute) in the California Bay Area.

Ismail is licensed to practice law in the state of California and is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Bar Association. He also currently serves on the board of the Sage Institute, contributes to Chacruna Institute’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants, and participates on the advisory council for the Ayahuasca Defense Fund. He has also previously served as Chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Board of Directors. Ismail is passionate about setting sustainable groundwork for a just, equitable, and generative post-prohibition world.

As MAPS’ Director of Policy and Advocacy, Ismail advocates to eliminate barriers to psychedelic therapy and research, develops and implements legal and policy strategy, and supports MAPS’ governance, non-profit, and ethics work. Ismail earned his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2016, after receiving his bachelor’s in philosophy from California State University, Fresno. Ismail has previously worked for the ACLU of Northern California’s Criminal Justice & Drug Policy Project and Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Ismail is licensed to practice law in the state of California and is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Bar Association. He also currently serves on the board of the Sage Institute, contributes to Chacruna Institute’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants, and participates on the advisory council for the Ayahuasca Defense Fund. He has also previously served as Chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Board of Directors. Ismail is passionate about setting sustainable groundwork for a just, equitable, and generative post-prohibition world.

Justice Rivera

Justice Rivera (she/they; ella/elle) is a writer, social justice consultant, harm reductionist, and pleasure activist based in currently colonized Boriken – San Juan, PR. Justice’s professional and artistic work is grounded in principles of harm reduction, anti-oppression, and healing justice. Her expressions, which come in many forms, seek to deconstruct carceral and punishment-driven paradigms of race, gender, and bodily autonomy. They are the collectix and co-author of Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work and Drug Use which will be available 5/14/24. Additionally, Justice has worked to provide direct services, organizing leadership, and capacity-building support to people in the sex trade, survivors of trafficking, and people who use drugs in Denver, Washington DC, Seattle, and nationally. She is now a Partner with the QPOC-led harm reduction consulting company, Reframe Health and Justice. When she isn’t working, Justice loves to travel, cook, volunteer, and play with her cat, friends, and family. Follow Justice on Twitter @justice_writes and IG @justicerivera_writes. Follow Reframe Health and Justice on Instagram @harmreductionfemmes.

Justice Rivera (she/they; ella/elle) is a writer, social justice consultant, harm reductionist, and pleasure activist based in currently colonized Boriken – San Juan, PR. Justice’s professional and artistic work is grounded in principles of harm reduction, anti-oppression, and healing justice. Her expressions, which come in many forms, seek to deconstruct carceral and punishment-driven paradigms of race, gender, and bodily autonomy. They are the collectix and co-author of Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work and Drug Use which will be available 5/14/24. Additionally, Justice has worked to provide direct services, organizing leadership, and capacity-building support to people in the sex trade, survivors of trafficking, and people who use drugs in Denver, Washington DC, Seattle, and nationally. She is now a Partner with the QPOC-led harm reduction consulting company, Reframe Health and Justice. When she isn’t working, Justice loves to travel, cook, volunteer, and play with her cat, friends, and family. Follow Justice on Twitter @justice_writes and IG @justicerivera_writes. Follow Reframe Health and Justice on Instagram @harmreductionfemmes.

Natalie Ginsberg

Natalie Lyla Ginsberg (MSW) is the Global Impact Officer at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, (MAPS), and the co-founder of the Jewish Psychedelic Summit. Natalie joined MAPS in 2014, founding the Policy & Advocacy department, and serving as its director for 5 years. At MAPS, Natalie initiated and co-developed MAPS’ Health Equity program, including MAPS’ first MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color, and co-authored the first study interviewing Palestinians and Israelis who have shared ayahuasca ceremonies. Natalie was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.A. in history from Yale College, and her master’s of social work (M.S.W.) from Columbia University.

Natalie Lyla Ginsberg (MSW) is the Global Impact Officer at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, (MAPS), and the co-founder of the Jewish Psychedelic Summit. Natalie joined MAPS in 2014, founding the Policy & Advocacy department, and serving as its director for 5 years. At MAPS, Natalie initiated and co-developed MAPS’ Health Equity program, including MAPS’ first MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color, and co-authored the first study interviewing Palestinians and Israelis who have shared ayahuasca ceremonies. Natalie was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.A. in history from Yale College, and her master’s of social work (M.S.W.) from Columbia University.

SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 30
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. PT
Welcome and Meditation
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. PT
Assessing the Psychedelic Space: Exploring the Landscape and Finding Your Path
with Laura Dawn
10:25 - 11:25 a.m. PT
Social Media and Marketing in Psychedelics: Ethics, Strategy, & Censorship
with Monica Cadena
11:35 - 1:05 p.m. PT
Legalizing the Underground Market
with Nicole Howell, Ophelia Chong, and Brad Bartlett, moderated by Mary Carreon
1:05-1:35 p.m. PT
Lunch Break or Stretch & Move!
with Radha Weppner
1:35 - 3:05 p.m. PT
Building Purpose into Psychedelic Business
with Colin Pugh, Carly Leinheiser, and Jon Dennis, moderated by Bennet Zelner
3:05 - 3:30 p.m. PT
Closing Remarks
Sunday, March 31
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. PT
Welcome and Meditation
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. PT
Indigenous Stewardship and Right Relationship
with Sutton King, Chenae Bullock, and Joseph Mays, moderated by Lorna Liana
10:55 - 11:55 p.m. PT
Embodying Collective Liberation in Your Psychedelic Practice
with Charlotte James
12:25 - 1:55 p.m. PT
Becoming a Psychedelic Facilitator
with Ido Cohen, Gabrielle Williams, and Ingmar Gorman, moderated by Gabrielle Bellot
1:55 p.m - 2:25 p.m. PT
Lunch Break or Let’s Dance!
with Livanna Maislen
2:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. PT
Beyond Psychedelics: Addressing the War on Drugs and Criminal Justice
with Ariel Clark, Ismail Ali, and Justice Rivera, moderated by Natalie Ginsberg
3:55 - 4:05 p.m. PT
Closing Remarks
DoubleBlind Magazine does not encourage or condone any illegal activities, including but not limited to the use of illegal substances. We do not provide mental health, clinical, or medical services. We are not a substitute for medical, psychological, or psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, or advice. If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger or experiencing a mental health emergency, immediately call 911 or your local emergency resources. If you are considering suicide, please call 988 to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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