Psychedelic Safety

In an effort to promote psychedelic health and safety, we have published our Psychedelic-Cannabis Safety Self-Assessment to share under a Creative Commons License so it can be used by anyone and further developed.  Please review before attending any psychedelic experience. Required before attending a Conscious Cannabis Experience.

Psychedelic Cannabis Safety Self-Assessment Form

While cannabis is legal in Colorado to possess and consume in certain contexts, and is used recreationally and safely by millions of people, Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapy, Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy, and Conscious Cannabis Events, collectively Conscious Cannabis Experiences (CCEs), are far more closely akin to other psychedelic experiences, rather than guided meditation or traditional psychotherapy sessions. Using other mind altering substances besides cannabis in a CCE is expressly forbidden.Taking this self-assessment is required before participating in any cannabis related events with Medicinal Mindfulness, outlined in the CCE Participation Agreement. The questions may also be part of a structured psychedelic safety assessment interview to participate in ongoing classes or our training program. Please review before your scheduled session and contact your facilitator with any questions.A Few Comments About the Self-AssessmentConscious Cannabis Experiences are very safe but they are not for everyone.Answering a yes to any of the safety self-assessment questions below may indicate a need to slow down and to check in with a Facilitator about attending a Conscious Cannabis Experience, or might require the postponement of attending a CCE if it represents a significant concern.Notes and recommendations on how to assess an answer are included in [brackets] as part of the question. A Medicinal Mindfulness facilitator is available before the event to answer any of your questions related to safety. You are encouraged to have all your questions and concerns addressed before participating. Truthfully answering “no” to every question does not guarantee a positive experience. By participating in a CCE you are agreeing to take full responsibility for any outcomes experienced.Contraindications (reasons not to attend) are included in the CCE Participation Agreement and listed in the questions. With the right support, private sessions can be facilitated to treat significant clinical concerns that might not be appropriate in a group setting. Speak to your therapist or facilitator if you have any questions.Again, these events are very safe, but they’re not for everyone. Please be honest with yourself regarding your readiness for exploring psychedelic medicines. You can print this document and bring it with notes and questions to any private sessions. We are here to support you through this decision making process.

  • Answering yes to this question requires postponing your session until you are no longer pregnant or nursing.
  • A CCE is not appropriate for persons with cardiovascular problems, severe hypertension, severe mental illness, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness, or epilepsy.
  • Mental Health Contraindications (reasons not to attend) include, but are not limited to clinically significant acute anxiety or other severe mood disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, acute/unprocessed trauma and PTSD (without support), acute addictions, suicidal ideation/self harm and tendencies for disruptive behavior.

 

 

Creative Commons Licensing

The Psychedelic-Cannabis Safety Self Assessment by Medicinal Mindfulness is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Copyright © 2015-2019 Medicinal Mindfulness LLC and Daniel McQueen. Copies and derivative works must contain a link to the most current version at https://www.medicinalmindfulness.org/forms and must be appropriately attributed and shared under the above Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).

 

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