Why Cannabis Sativa?

 
 
 

Why Cannabis Sativa?

Yes, contrary to popular belief, Cannabis sativa is a classic psychedelic, right there with psilocybin and LSD, ayahuasca and DMT, even mimicking MDMA.  Not only that, it might be the best and most accessible psychedelic we have available for psychedelic therapy purposes. We’ve just collectively forgotten how to use it.  Psychedelic Sitters School uses the superior qualities of cannabis as a psychedelic training tool to offer a one-of-a-kind training intensive that actually includes multiple, LEGAL, psychedelic experiences, instead of just talking about them.  We believe direct experience is one of the most potent training tools we have available.

“The Conscious Cannabis Circle rivaled experiences I’ve had with the most potent psychedelics.  I would not have thought it possible had I not experienced it first hand.”

As part of your training in Psychedelic Sitters School and in Daniel McQueen’s new book Psychedelic Cannabis: Breaking the Gate, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your own psychedelic cannabis blend.  

Cannabis sativa is a safe and sacred psychedelic tool that supports clients in turning inward, resolving tensions stored deep within the body, tracking inner sensations, and releasing traumas from the nervous system. Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy is different than “getting high.”  When used in a particular therapeutic container with a professionally trained psychedelic psychotherapist, this modality deepens the therapeutic process and makes somatic (body-centered) trauma work more efficient and more effective than regular psychotherapy and may be as useful as MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy.

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Cannabis Sativa is the Most Widely Accessible Psychedelic Tool Legally Available

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As of the November 2018 midterm elections, 10 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational cannabis, and 23 states have legalized medical cannabis, totaling 65.5% of the United States Population. Even the deep red state of Oklahoma legalized medical cannabis in the 2016 election.  Canada also fully legalized cannabis consumption as well. To put it another way, almost 250 million North Americans have legal access to a potent psychedelic therapy modality that is literally all around them, but just not recognized as such… yet.

Cannabis sativa is currently the only psychedelic plant medicine available for legal use in psychedelic therapy and psychotherapy settings in the United States.  Cannabis is the most accessible psychedelic medicine available for legal psychedelic therapy. There are no FDA approval processes required, only a novel adaptation of existing medical or recreational cannabis laws, depending on the location.  With MDMA and Psilocybin years away from a highly regulated medical model form of prescription legalization, cannabis has the potential to become the primary medicine for psychedelic-assisted healing modalities for many years to come, creating a necessary professional bridge to these medicines, and then becoming an equal option to the psychedelic therapies available to us in the future.  

Cannabis has this untapped potential to become a perfect medicine for both advanced psychedelic therapists to practice legally, as well as psychotherapists and other healers inspired to become a psychedelic therapy professional but not wanting or willing to break any laws in doing so.  

Psychedelic Sitters School

Psychedelic Sitters School teaches students how to step into the practice of integrating cannabis as a psychedelic into other healing modalities as well as a stand alone practice.  When other medicines become legal, psychedelic cannabis practitioners will have a strong competitive advantage compared to other therapist just entering the field of psychedelic therapy.   

As the first psychedelic organization to develop and facilitate legal Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Experiences, Medicinal Mindfulness has a proven record of keeping our clients safe while creating profound, life changing psychedelic psychotherapy and psychedelic journey experiences.

General Psychedelic Effects of Cannabis sativa:

  • Increased awareness of physical body, possibly creating a form of synesthesia that combines our visual perception with proprioception, called “Visual Proprioception” in the Medicinal Mindfulness model

  • Deep muscle relaxation leading to energetic discharges and trauma resolution, including the activation and clearing of the meridian and chakra channels, facilitating energy movement throughout the body, and profound new levels of nervous system regulation

  • Capacity to travel through memory, increased awareness of mental programs, judgements and anxieties leading to resolutions of unhealthy processes

  • Deeper awareness of emotional processes and activation of emotional discharges leading to release and healing

  • Active dreamlike inner visual experience and clear capacity to imagine in a hyper-vivid inner reality

  • Extreme creative problem solving activation and increased connection to intuition

  • Transpersonal phenomenon is quite common, such as visitations of entities that feel other than the self (ancestors, guides, angels, totems etc) and deep spiritual states of being and non-being that more closely resemble unity consciousness and profound connections with the divine  

  • Regularly activates synchronistic transformational growth experiences in the external (real world) field that must be engaged by the journeyer

  • A deep sense of presence, as opposed to being dissociative, or “out there” or “somewhere else”

  • Developing a sense of agency in life, feeling more in control of life situations and having more choice, feeling a deeper connection with their sense of purpose