Science Talk: Prop 122 Psychedelics from a Secular/Skeptical Lens

When: Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Secular Hub
254 Knox Ct
Denver, CO 80219

For our November 11th Science Talk, Tony Shawcross will be speaking about Proposition 122 and Psychedelics from a Secular/Skeptical Lens.

# Event Description

Psychedelics have been gaining recognition for their ability to support mental and physical health in recent years. Last year, Colorado voters passed Proposition 122 which made psychedelic mushrooms, DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline legal for people over the age of 21 to possess, grow, share, and use in Colorado. Colorado’s Senate Bill 290 further defined this groundbreaking expansion of access to these 4 natural medicines across the state.

For the Secular Hub’s Nov 11 Science Saturday, Tony Shawcross is offering a free informational session to learn about these new medicines and how they can be helpful for personal use and for professional healers, therapists and coaches. The talk will begin with an overview of the plants themselves, followed by a summary of the new laws and regulations. In addition to introducing the plant medicines and laws, Tony will facilitate a discussion about the insights and perspective offered by psychedelics, including the context of mysticism, religion, and fantasy that pervades most psychedelic communities and practices in Colorado.

# Tony’s Bio:

Tony Shawcross is the Founder and Executive Director of the Open Media Foundation which helps expand government transparency and civic engagement by streaming and archiving government meetings for over 40 state and local government bodies across Colorado. Tony also coordinates the Colorado Psychedelic Facilitators Cohort, a collection of over 100 therapists, coaches, and plant medicine guides using a peer-led model to expand awareness of the healing powers of the psychedelic plant medicines that are legal in Colorado. Tony focuses specifically on DMT, Psilocybin, Mescaline, Ketamine, and MDMA and is a recent graduate of the Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Certification Programs at Numinus and Innate Path. Tony also co-owns a retreat center in Costa Rica ( and manages Denver Open Media, Denver’s only FM Radio station dedicated entirely to Local Music and content creators.

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