Changing The System
On Racist Drug Policy and Psychedelic Research
Drug Policy has been used as a tool of oppression of Black and other Minority People all over the world. Meanwhile, pshychedelic research and MDMA-therapy are fastly becoming more mainstream. Can we enjoy the benefits of drugs-medication while Black and Brown people are still being disproportionateley prosecuted for drug related issues?
Meet our guest: Camille Barton. Camille is an artist, anti-racist activist and drug policy reformer. As the guest of this episode, they explain how drug policy is rooted in colonialism and how certain forms of psychdellic therapy could actually benefit black and minority people deal with trauma. Camille works closely with Release in the UK on drug policy reform and they sit on the advisory council for the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation, ensuring that MDMA Psychotherapy will be accessible to communities of colour.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series on drug policy.
Brought to you by Laura Kemp of Changing The System