California Mushroom Foraging Regulations: Impacts on Different Human Communities

Paul Stamets says, “more likely than not [psilocybin found in mushrooms] was pivotal in human evolution.” Mushrooms have surfaced in our art, religion, music, science, education, and pop culture. The ancient yet current relationship between mushrooms and humans is undeniable. Yet, current foraging regulations in California interfere with that relationship and discriminate against certain groups. Even worse, the restrictions are not based in scientific fact. Read this article to learn more!!

A Statement in Support of Asian American communities

The Rights Stuff stands in solidarity with Asian American communities across the United States, in mourning of the recent hate crime that took place in Georgia, as well as the countless horrific acts of violence and murders towards Asian American communities that has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that the violent incident…

The Latin American Refugee Crisis and the Cartagena Declaration

Four years ago,  immigration became front and center in American politics, specifically with then-candidate Trump’s portrayal of Mexican immigrants coming into the United States. Of course, not every American view Latin Americans as rapists or criminals, but the term “illegal immigrant” and those seeking asylum once they live in the United States tell what it…

On the Termination of Species: A Case for Biodiversity

As the planet grows to acknowledge the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, emphasis on the rising temperatures, sea levels, and weather impacts on human civilization have been at the forefront of raising awareness. If nothing else, the historical trend of mankind’s development has indicated our collective sense of self-importance, centering the issue…

The Origin and Costs of the American Opioid Crisis

The United States is currently facing an unprecedented opioid crisis caused in large part by the predatory practices of large pharmaceutical companies. This article dives into the history of opioid use and advocates for a more compassionate approach to fixing the epidemic.