As an attorney serving the psychedelics field, I pledge to take concrete steps to:
Ground my practice of law with work on myself, and to treat personal growth and evolution of the profession as a lifelong process.
Educate myself on the social, legal, and political history of psychedelics, their many traditions of use, and the forces behind their prohibition.
Foster trust in my relationships across the psychedelic ecosystem by speaking and acting with integrity, and repairing trust where necessary and possible.
Take responsibility for and appreciate that the choices I make as a lawyer reverberate to influence the legal and ethical norms shaping the psychedelic field.
Actively examine my own conditioning and take steps to undo patterns of systemic racism and injustice.
Actively participate in the flourishing of the psychedelic ecosystem by understanding and engaging in sacred reciprocity, approaching personal gain with an attitude of abundance and generosity over that of scarcity and hoarding, and taking only what is given.
Unlike any other bar association, we organize our members into member cohorts of 30 members each who meet regularly to take an intentional, internal look at questions such as:
These Member Cohorts provide connection and community for our members to support a new paradigm of thinking, acting, and lawyering. This helps us Build Trust and Act with Integrity to our collective vision as expressed through the PBA North Star Invitation, and invites each of us to look at how, concretely, we each Engage in Abundant Reciprocity.
The PBA has six legal subject matter committees:
PBA will dedicate a portion of its gross revenue to supporting psychedelic community organizations. The Board is engaged in an evaluation and selection process. Stay tuned for more details.