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I’m Scott Cecil, the host of Prohibited: A podcast about prohibition. On this show, I will be interviewing activists, organizers, law enforcement, social workers, public health professionals, teachers, doctors, and elected officials and think tanks in an effort to explore the impacts of prohibition. From cannabis, to opiates, to sex work, to plastic straws, we will be looking unflinchingly at the policy outcomes of various forms of prohibition through conversations with those working to dismantle systems of prohibition and those seeking to build and maintain them.

Prohibited Scott Cecil

    • Society & Culture

I’m Scott Cecil, the host of Prohibited: A podcast about prohibition. On this show, I will be interviewing activists, organizers, law enforcement, social workers, public health professionals, teachers, doctors, and elected officials and think tanks in an effort to explore the impacts of prohibition. From cannabis, to opiates, to sex work, to plastic straws, we will be looking unflinchingly at the policy outcomes of various forms of prohibition through conversations with those working to dismantle systems of prohibition and those seeking to build and maintain them.

    When Help Looks Like Harm (Reduction)

    When Help Looks Like Harm (Reduction)

    Prohibited returns to the topic of harm reduction with Garrett Reuscher, a drug policy reform veteran who currently works as a substance use counselor and mental health therapist in NYC. Garrett and Scott discuss how stigma and coercive systems conspire to make substance use more dangerous than need be. Later, they lighten the mood by going over some of Garrett’s social media rants which are inspired by his anger over society’s treatment of drug users and people experiencing substance use disorder.

    • 41 min
    Human Rights & State-Sanctioned Oppression

    Human Rights & State-Sanctioned Oppression

    For this Episode, Scott is joined by Jake Agliata from the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). Jake is a human rights scholar and an advocate for the humane treatment of people who use drugs. Scott and Jake take a deep dive into the international human rights convention framework and how that framework informs policing across the globe before delving into how States engage with international definitions around human rights, which can often lead to state-sanctioned violence, profiling, and oppression.

    • 55 min
    From #Defund to Abolition: Overcoming Imperialist-Racist-Capitalist-Hetero-Patriarchy

    From #Defund to Abolition: Overcoming Imperialist-Racist-Capitalist-Hetero-Patriarchy

    From #Defund to Abolition

    • 48 min
    Medicalized Magic Mushrooms

    Medicalized Magic Mushrooms

    For the season 2 premiere, Scott was joined by Sam Chapman, the Campaign Director for the Oregon Psilocybin Therapy ballot initiative campaign. If enacted by voters this November, it would create a system where adults over the age of 21 would be able to access psilocybin in a controlled setting where they would be guided by licensed psilocybin caregivers. You can find show notes at our website prohibtedpodast.com

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Join us for Season 2 of Prohibited: a Podcast About Prohibition where we will explore topics ranging from vaping bans, to refugee bans, to immigration policy. We will also be revisiting some of our topics from Season 1 including cannabis, psilocybin , urban camping bans, and overdose prevention sites. Stay Tuned!

    • 1 min
    Empyrean: People of Color Psychedelics Conference

    Empyrean: People of Color Psychedelics Conference

    Host Scott Cecil interviews attendees of the inaugural Empyrean: People of Color Psychedelics Conference, the first conference of its kind, which took place in Washington D.C. in September 2019. What are the ways in which marginalized communities are prevented from accessing psychedelic substances? What are the implications of the medicalization of psychedelic substances? In what ways does racial hierarchy impact the current drug policy reform ad psychedelic therapy/access movements? We explore those questions and more in rapid-fire interviews. You don't want to miss this episode!

    • 31 min

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