Share Your Dr. Bronner’s Story & Win a Prize! Celebrating 75 Years of Soap and Stories!

This year marks our 75th year as a business and 165 years since the Bronner family began making soap in Laupheim, Germany in 1858. As part of celebrating seventy-five years, we believe that it’s as much about your story as it is ours, and we want to know what heartfelt experiences YOU have had with Dr.

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Reflections and Gratitude for the Measure 122 Campaign and Next Steps in Colorado

While it was an intense process that not everyone was psyched about, I’m grateful to all the community leaders who gave such great input and feedback that helped shape and refine the Natural Medicine Health Act (NMHA) into the most progressive drug policy this country has ever seen. In particular, a shoutout to Kevin Matthews, Veronica Lightninghorse,

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2022 Midterms | Dr. Bronner’s Down-Ballot Voter Guide

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. With all 435 seats of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested, this election has the potential to see many shakeups in our country’s leadership. Meaningful change comes as much from grassroots efforts as it does from leadership at the top. That’s why we believe that voting on down-ballot measures is so important.

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Setting the Record Straight on the Natural Medicines Health Act, New Approach, and PSFC

Recently leadership at SPORE posted a misleading statement regarding the Natural Medicines Health Act, following up the inaccurate op-ed that SPORE co-Executive Director Matthew Duffy wrote for the Denver Post (read my colleague Sean McAllister’s response to that op-ed). According to SPORE’s narrative, the New Approach PAC swooped in uninvited by any pre-existing in-state coalition in order to set up a regulated access program to financially line the pockets of wealthy donors involved in the Psychedelic Science Funders Collaborative,

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Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, A Light In The Dark

It was a sunny SoCal day in December at the Dr. Bronner’s parking lot. As a new hire, it was my first employee Holiday Celebration. The meeting was full of hearty and healthy foods, decadent Spiced Magic Hot Chocolate,and lively chatter. During the customary end-of-year presentations, President Mike Bronner announced a new mental health benefit: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy.

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Responding to the Anti-Semitic Bigotry and Anti-Indigenous Colonialism of Decriminalize Nature’s Leadership

Recently a colleague forwarded a graphic that Decriminalize Nature’s leadership was spreading around listservs. This latest defamation campaign targets myself and River Styx co-directors Miriam Volat and Cody Swift using anti-semitic imagery and tropes as well as flat out lies and misinformation about us (you can view the graphic here). The yellow stars in the images,

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You Shop, We Give! Support Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Plant Medicines!

Did you know? Dr. Bronner’s webstore customers can direct 10% of their purchase amount to organizations advancing psychedelic-assisted therapies and plant medicines. A growing body of medical research demonstrates the efficacy of these therapies and medicines to provide safe and lasting relief for those suffering from difficult to treat ailments like PTSD and major depressive disorder.

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On Entheogenic Practitioner Duties and Privileges under Oregon’s 109 Program

Below is my formal comment I submitted to the OHA.  Please email publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us to submit your own written comment by 5:00 p.m. PDT on April 21, and if you can, also sign up to make direct verbal comments on April 18 and 21.  Also, please click this link to join an event the Portland Psychedelics Society is hosting at 6:00 p.m.

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Natural Medicine Colorado: Combining Regulated and Community Healing Models

I’ve been waiting for the dust to settle to publish this blog regarding the Natural Medicine Health Act (NMHA), the ballot measure filed by Natural Medicine Colorado.¹ I see what the NMHA does as one seamless policy: making natural medicines—psychedelic plant and fungal medicines containing psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine or mescaline (excepting peyote)—available to all adult Coloradans in two powerful healing modalities: via a regulated access model in a therapeutic context;

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Dr. Bronner’s to Provide Psychedelic-Therapy as Employee Healthcare Benefit

First Ever Partnership between Health Plan Administrator and Leading U.S. Company to Offer Employee Coverage for Ketamine-Assisted Therapy to Promote Mental Health Dr. Bronner’s has expanded its mental healthcare benefits to include ketamine-assisted therapy, as a first step in providing access to psychedelic-assisted therapy to employees to promote mental health. This innovative benefit plan is administered by Enthea,

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