Ep 24 - How the Drug-War changed Brian Normand's [PSYMPOSIA] Life!

Any state that legalizes marijuana that does not allow the individual to grow, is not legalization.
— Brian Normand

Brian Normand is the co-founder of Psymposia, a collection of collaborative projects that have positive social impact, network community, and change perceptions of plants, psychedelics, and psychoactives. On this episode of the podcast, Brian shares his arrest story by the police for the possession of marijuana and psilocybin and how he is fighting back!

  • Co-founder of Psymposia
  • Graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in Plant, Soil, Insect Science, & Sustainable Horticulture, Magna Cum Laude.
  • Investigated and arrested for the possession of marijuana and psilocybin

Show Notes:

  • What is Psymposia?
  • Social justice issue 
  • Obama's pardon on Tim Tyler
  • Brian's arrest story
  • Systemic racism
  • Jack Cole the undercover narcotics officer 
  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
  • Who tipped Brian to the police?
  • Open conversation with the police about the War On Drugs
  • Current relation between police and the public in Baltimore
  • Changes happening in the US
  • Progress with legalization of marijuana
  • Swedish government's view on drugs
  • The magic 3 (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco)
  • Coming out of the psychedelic closet
  • Propaganda against drugs
  • Depression/PTSD/Anxiety
  • Change starts with yourself
  • Who profits from the War On Drugs?
This is only a fourth of the marijuana that Brian was caught in the possession with. 

This is only a fourth of the marijuana that Brian was caught in the possession with. 

Related Links:

Psymposia Official Site
Psychedelics and Identity Politics
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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