Peaceful civil disobedience, a longstanding American tradition, will take place at the doorstep of the Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, next month where activists say they will block entrances to the building to draw attention to the right of terminally ill cancer patients to use psilocybin.
The protest will take place on May 9 and will be led by psychedelic palliative care activists and advocates for veterans health.
The mobilization will protest the DEA’s decision to block the use of psilocybin, an experimental medicine guaranteed by the federal “Right to Try” law, for the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients.
Philanthropist David Bronner, cosmic engagement officer for the progressive soap company Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, is organizing and helping to fund the action. Organizers say they will bring together terminally ill people, their families, patient advocacy and support groups, together with veteran health advocates and the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute’s Psychedelics & Healing Initiative.
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