July 20, 2021
Join us for a relaxed and informative presentation about psilocybin mushrooms as a healing modality. In recent years, interest has grown in the therapeutic potential for psychedelic compounds to help address mental health conditions such as addiction, depression, PTSD and more. Authors, researchers and celebrities have been proudly promoting their use. Most prominent in this discussion is the humble psilocybin mushroom. What might this return to mushrooms as medicine mean for the mental health profession, and what can we expect in the coming years as laws change and these substances become more readily available? Together, we will explore the background, neuroscience, cultural considerations, and future outlook of psilocybin mushrooms. We will discuss equity and access concerns within the decriminalization movement and provide an update on Measure 109, the groundbreaking Oregon bill which is set to create the first legal framework for psilocybin service centers in the United States.
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About Fruiting Bodies Collective
Fruiting Bodies Collective is a mission-based podcast, advocacy group and online platform serving the growing psychedelic healing community. They exist to bridge the gap between psychedelic industry insiders and the eager-to-learn general public, with a focus on uplifting marginalized communities toward liberation for all.
About The Co-Founders
Rebecca Martinez is a queer Xicana writer, parent and community organizer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Before the formation of Fruiting Bodies Collective, Rebecca served as the Event & Volunteer Coordinator for the successful Measure 109 campaign. She is also the author of Edge Play: Tales From a Quarter Life Crisis, a memoir about psychedelic healing after family trauma, spiritual abuse, and police violence. She serves on the Health Equity Subcommittee for Oregon’s Psilocybin Advisory Board as well as the Board of Advisors for the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance. Her focus is on creating digestible and accurate information about psychedelics and destigmatizing their use through diverse storytelling.
Elan Hagens is a Portland born-and-raised Black educator and entrepreneur. She is the owner of Temptress Truffles, a gourmet mushroom business which has served the Portland farmers market scene for a decade. Elan is an outdoor educator leading the way in diversifying Oregon’s outdoors community and teaching about wildcrafting, land sovereignty and access. With background in Black studies and public health, Elan infuses her lived experience into her community work with schools, racial justice organizations, and DEI work with the community at large. Her focus is on strengthening the local community and ensuring that psychedelics are not treated as a cure-all, but woven into the fabric of a healthier and more just society for all citizens.
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