In many ways, Sophie Lindsey’s artistic practice can be compared to finding a penny face-up on the sidewalk. It happens in the context of your daily routine and makes you feel something — maybe happy or lucky. It breaks the routine just enough to let you step back and appreciate a moment in an otherwise monotonous day.
Bunk Police is a multinational harm-reduction organization, providing research, development, and distribution of drug-testing kits. The company was started eight years ago with a focus on getting harm-reduction services to the jam band scene. Today, they provide test-kits worldwide and research new drug-testing technologies.
The research team at the University of Connecticut (UConn) studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD is now defunct.
Alli Feduccia is a Clinical Data Scientist working for MAPS’ Public Benefit Corporation. She is currently working on a collaboration with MAPS and software engineer Shawn Grona to develop a state-of-the-art online psychedelic therapy and integration support network — psychedelic.support.
The staff writers of the “Cincinnati Enquirer” won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for a special report they released called “Seven Days of Heroin.” This was a 20-page report featuring stories and photo spreads of local heroin-users, parents, outreach coordinators, methadone clinics, and more. It was a comprehensive look at the many faces and facilities which appear beneath the banner of the “heroin epidemic” in the area.
SSDP member Hannah Procell was charged with disobeying directions given by school employees, misuse of campus space, inappropriate conduct at a school event, and fire-hazard violation (because of the low-light lamps) for operating a harm-reduction space during a campus-sponsored party.
Rhana Hashemi is the site coordinator for drug and alcohol programs and services for Oakland Unified School District. But, to her students, she is just “the drug lady.” She is one of the educators stepping up with a nuanced approach, breaking the “Just Say No” mold.
Alan Kooi Davis represents a swath of new researchers making the decision, albeit risky, to study the potential uses for psychedelic substances. This kind of research, Davis believes, is the next frontier for psychology, psychiatry, and the broader culture at large. A tool with the potential for true healing for conditions like addiction, PTSD and depression, as opposed to mere symptom alleviation.
The commercial, which falls somewhere between a Grocery Outlet radio ad and an SNL sketch, includes an original song that explains the flavors and effects of Legal.