Sierra Psychedelic Society Newsletter

Education | Risk Management | Community

Greetings SPS Community,

We'd like to extend huge gratitude to Doug Erwin of Growth Pioneers Podcast for featuring Sierra Psychedelic Society on this most recent episode! 

Doug Erwin is well-loved and greatly appreciated in our community for his work over the years with Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Entrepreneurs Organization, TEDx Reno, Discovery Museum and Reno Arts and Culture Commission. He has helped change the perception of Reno and lay the foundation for future generations of entrepreneurs to thrive in our region. Doug brings this breadth of experience to Growth Pioneers, which is a wide-ranging podcast that explores what it takes to build resilient communities, companies and lives.

We are extremely honored and deeply grateful for Doug's interest and well-informed discourse on the topic of psychedelic medicines and their healing potential. Click the links below to listen to this powerful conversation about advocating for psychedelic medicine, the neuroscience behind the healing properties, and benefits to first responders and veterans. Doug Erwin and Kate Cotter also dive deep into the importance of education and integration, as well as the current state of policy in Nevada regarding SB242.

Thank you, Doug, for the work you are doing, and much gratitude to our growing network for your enduring support as we endeavor to broaden the conversation around healing and psychedelic medicines!

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Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) endorses SB242!

Nevada should take thoughtful approach to psychedelic therapies

We owe it to ourselves to advance this conversation in Nevada. SB242 will make our communities safer by taking a step forward to understand how psychedelic treatments can alleviate the dual crises of mental health and substance use that destroy so many lives.

Read the article here.

In other news, this excellent article, written by Eduardo Martinez, was just published in the Reno Gazette Journal. Eduardo is a Marine Corps Veteran and lobbyist working with the Nevada Coalition for Psychedelic Medicines, and we are so grateful for the incredible amount of work he has been putting forth this session to advance the cause!

Psilocybin offers a path to improved mental health for Nevadans and Nevada's veterans

Numerous studies have shown that psilocybin can help our veterans who suffer from treatment-resistant depression, anxiety or PTSD because of their service. As we work to address our state’s challenges with mental health, we also shouldn’t limit this potentially lifesaving substance to only veterans. 

Read the article here.

We also invite you to check out the SPS website, SPS Instagram, or slack channel for the most current and up to date information. Thank you all again for your participation, advocacy, and support!

To join the Nevada Coalition for Psychedelic Medicines, to learn more about our integration circles, and to see our monthly meeting line up, continue scrolling.

In light and communitas,

Sierra Psychedelic Society



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The 1RV Integration Circle, dedicated to first responders and veterans of the greater Northern Nevada community, has been a profound space to gather and connect. Thank you for continuing to bring awareness to this very necessary conversation, and for your continued support of our first responders and veterans and their healing journeys.

We have a new start time of 6:00 pm for our Wed night integration circles, (Add to Google Calendar). These circles are a safe space to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness and to support each other on the journey.

What is integration?

"Integration refers to the process by which the material accessed, and insights gained in an entheogenic experience, are incorporated over time in a way that benefits the individual and the community."

-ERIE (Entheogenic Research Integration and Education)

For a deeper dive into practice of integration, click here. If you'd like to connect online with our group between meetings, we invite you to join the slack group. Be sure to follow our Instagram page @sierrapsychedelicsociety for all the latest and greatest!

It's Book Club Time!

Calling all book lovers!

June 12th at 5:30pm

We are diving into chapter 4 of

Entangled Life:

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures

by: Merlin Sheldrake

Join us every 2nd Monday for a monthly book club discussion.

For current details & meeting location, please join our slack channel or email us at:


Monthly Event Lineup!

Mark your calendars early, the stage is set for a great summer series!

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