Enlightened Drug Laws

On November 2, I met with my therapist online. I told her about the problem that arose when I talked about my use of LSD in my first step I read aloud at Serenity Lane. The next day voters passed two initiatives that changed the way drugs will be ingested, and the use of psilocybin as a tool to treat people who suffer from deep depression.

In 2001 my sixteen year old daughter came on a train to visit me in Eugene. I caught her friend trying to bring drugs into my appartment, after a tip from my childhood sweetheart. Leah went insane and I put her on a train for Santa Rosa. My daughter and I then went to dinner with my my childhood friend, Nancy Hamren Van Brasch who lived with Gordon Adam on the Kesey farm. Gordon is the brother of Carolyn Adam who is called Mountain Girl who did not go with the Pranksters to Woodstock because she was pregnant. Did her brother stay behind to take care of his sister? She married Jerry Garcia and had a child by him. She was married to Walker, who was – on the bus!

Nancy was at my graduation from the New Hope program at Serenity Lane. She put me on the bus and got me a backstage pass when the Dead played at Autzen stadium with Dylan. I believe she wanted me to do an intervention with Ken who died of alcoholism. His liver gave out. He also had a writer’s block. I had told Nancy I got sober so I could finish my books I started after a Native American in a wheelchair gave me a hit of LSD outside the bar I got blotto in. He had seen my dancing on the table in Berkeley.

I told the therapist about my psychic reading at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. They told me I had died. I got into hypnotherapy and was able to recall – my death! At dinner Heather Hanson told Nancy she wanted to become a Country Western singer. Going back to the car we passed a Country Western bar that had live music. Heather wanted to go in, but was not a adult. After agreeing to be my Trustee, my daughter and her lover, Bill Cornwell, made a case on the phone that I was insane and didn’t deserve any government assistant. Heather said if I presented any kind of defense this would be proof – I am not insane – and thus do not deserve any assistance. I suspect this came from Bill’s father, a ex-cop for the city of Vallejo and ex-Marine drill sergeant. I am now wanting to contact this head of a Tea Party group in Texas. I want him to be in my biography. I want to ask him if he read about my LSD taking friends.

Come forth Mr. Cop Man! Did you vote for Trump? Did you bust a lot of Hippies and do everything to destroy their lives? Your son is a impotent bum. Come out of hiding and defend him – and yourself! Here’s your chance – your fifteen minutes of fame!

My friend Ed Howard just called me while I was composing this blog. His brother offered to drive me to SF to visit my parents graves. I will talk to him about these Oregon laws. Bust drug users was a huge part of the right-wing war on the left. The black man on the ground being struck by a grunt with a lot of tattoos, is claiming he is God. Oregon employs Cahoots in such cases.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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Oregon becomes the first state in the nation to allow the use of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient of hallucinogenic mushrooms, in therapy.

Unofficial results show Oregon voters easily passing Measure 109, according to information updated Wednesday morning.

Related: OPB’s 2020 election coverage, ballot guide and results

The measure does not decriminalize psilocybin. It’s still a Schedule I drug under federal rules and thus not approved for any medical uses. Instead, Measure 109 directs the Oregon Health Authority to create a state-licensed, psilocybin-assisted therapy program over the next two years and determine how it would regulate the ingredient.

Ultimately, the measure allows therapists to use psilocybin to treat chronic mental health issues like PTSD and depression. Therapists also plan to use it to reduce anxiety for patients who are dying and to help people kick their addictions.

Oregon voters have approved a historic ballot initiative to decriminalize possession of all currently illicit drugs and invest in substance misuse treatment, according to a projection from the Associated Press.

The decriminalization measure will remove criminal penalties for low-level drug possession offenses—something that no other U.S. state has yet done. Instead, those caught possessing a controlled substance will be subject to a $100 fine or be required to complete a health assessment within 45 days.

The new law will also use existing tax revenue from marijuana sales, which voters legalized in 2014, to fund expanded drug treatment programs.

“Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use,” Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a press release. “Measure 110 is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”

“It shifts the focus where it belongs—on people and public health—and removes one of the most common justifications for law enforcement to harass, arrest, prosecute, incarcerate and deport people,” she said. “As we saw with the domino effect of marijuana legalization, we expect this victory to inspire other states to enact their own drug decriminalization policies that prioritize health over punishment.”

The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission determined in an August report that the reform will reduce felony and misdemeanor convictions for drug possession by 91 percent, and that reduction will be “substantial for all racial groups, ranging from 82.9 percent for Asian Oregonians to approximately 94 percent for Native American and Black Oregonians.”

“One of the most urgent issues we face is the unconscionable shortage of drug treatment for people who want help as they struggle with drug addiction,” he said. “Instead of providing treatment, we treat them as criminals, making things incalculably worse for them, their families and the rest of the community while wasting huge sums of money.”

“That is why I am such a strong supporter of Ballot Measure 110,” he said. “Measure 110 will help shift Oregon to a health-based approach to a health-based drug addiction crisis. This is more compassionate, more effective, safer, and simple common sense. Please join me in voting Yes on Measure 110.”

https://www.opb.org/article/2020/11/04/oregon-measure-109-psilocybin/

“Vallejo Police has hired three ex-Marines to patrol the streets. Time will show if these three will treat their new settings as a war zone, with the People as potential enemies.”

* “Personnel: New Hires” (2015-06-26, Vallejo City Manager’s Bi-Weekly Report Volume 3, Issue 18) (.pdf):

“Officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley was born in Suisun City and attended school in El Dorado Hills, California. He volunteered as a Vallejo Police Explorer during high school, and after graduation in 2009, enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Spencer deployed to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Spencer maintained an exemplary record as Marine Corporal, earning a number of awards and decorations, including the National Defense Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and three Afghanistan Campaign Medals. Spencer graduated from the Napa Valley Police Academy on Saturday, June 13, [2015] ranking second in his class. He was recognized for his leadership, problem solving and communication skills.”

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