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D.C. Voters Appear to Approve Ballot Question to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms SPONSOR: Red Light Holland $ $ $ $CMPS $MMED $

Posted by AGORACOM at 3:38 PM on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

SPONSOR: Red Light Holland (CSE: TRIP) is engaged in the production, growth and sale (through existing Smart Shops operators and an advanced e-commerce platform) of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands. Learn more.

A D.C. ballot initiative to decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms and other psychedelic substances had a commanding lead Tuesday after a months-long campaign in which supporters collected signatures during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Voters were deciding whether the nation’s capital would join a handful of cities moving to decriminalize certain psychedelic plants and fungi. The measure states it would make prosecution of those who use and sell the substances “among the Metropolitan Police Department’s lowest law enforcement priorities.”

Early results showed the measure had the approval of about three-quarters of voters.

The D.C. Board of Elections allowed Initiative 81, also known as the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, on the ballot amid a $700,000 campaign in which proponents collected 25,000 signatures during the pandemic. The board’s decision came amid a nationwide debate about policing and the medical value of psychedelic drugs, which supporters say are beneficial in treating trauma.

The nation’s capital appeared to become at least the fifth jurisdiction in the nation with some form of decriminalized psychedelics, joining Denver; Oakland, Calif.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Ann Arbor, Mich., where the city council approved decriminalization in September. Oregon voters were casting ballots Tuesday on two related statewide initiatives.

The D.C. version was introduced by Melissa Lavasani, a city government employee who used microdoses of psychedelic mushrooms to help her recover from postpartum depression. Speaking Tuesday night to supporters of the measure, she said she hopes it’s a step toward normalizing plant medicine for the purpose of healing.

“We have changed the game here. We have shifted this dialogue,” she said. “We are trying to normalize mental health.”

If approved, the ballot initiative would go to the D.C. Council for review. If the council doesn’t overturn the measure — as it did in 2018 with an initiative that would have mandated a $15-per-hour minimum wage for tipped workers — it will be sent to Congress for review. If Congress doesn’t object within 30 legislative days — as it did when it blocked D.C.’s attempt to legalize marijuana in 1998 — the initiative would go into effect.

Lindsey Walton, a spokeswoman for D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D), said in an email he “does not have a strong position on the initiative either way” and did not plan to block it if it passed.

In February, the D.C. Board of Elections approved Initiative 81 after supporters argued that ibogaine, mescaline and the hallucinogen psilocybin, among other chemicals, help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said late last month that she would vote against the initiative.

“It seems like the issue is not an organically D.C.-created initiative, and I don’t typically favor those. I won’t be voting for it,” she said.

D.C. Mayor Bowser says she’ll vote ‘no’ on ballot question on psychedelic mushrooms

In September, D.C. Department of Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt said it would be “very difficult” for her to support the use of psychedelic substances without further information about their long-term side effects.

“People talk about things being plant-based as if that makes them automatically healthy,” she said, noting that opioids and tobacco also come from plants.

Supporters of the campaign, funded by a political action committee supported by, among others, natural soap company Dr. Bronner’s, plastered D.C. with signs and paid more than 150 people as much as $10 per name to collect the signatures needed to get the initiative on the ballot. One-third of the signatures were collected virtually or by mail — a first for a D.C. ballot initiative — after the D.C. Council allowed remote collection in May amid the pandemic.

Supporters suspended their collection of signatures when Bowser declared a public health emergency in March. They turned to remote collection when the D.C. Council allowed signatures to be returned electronically and by mail in May. While there was little visible campaigning against the ballot measure, D.C. voters weighed in on the proposal at the polls

Lizzy Hampton, a 20-year-old student at George Washington University, voted early at School Without Walls High School last week. She said possessing such substances shouldn’t result in criminal penalties.

“People should have access to medicinal substances recreationally,” she said.

Darlene Frederick, a 70-year-old retiree who voted at the Columbia Heights Community Center, had a different view.

“I voted no because I thought it was silly,” she said. “Hallucinogenic drugs? Maybe I’m old.”


CLIENT FEATURE: Red Light Holland $ iMicrodose Magic Truffle Distribution Agreement Catalyst for Growth $ $ $CMPS $MMED $

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:28 PM on Thursday, October 29th, 2020


Red Light Holland’s iMicrodose packs are Available on Shelves in the Netherlands (18+) and online plus their Science and Innovation Division, Scarlette Lillie, is taking notice in the Longevity field, via their Jinfiniti arrangement.

It appears as if, Scarlette Lillie Science and Innovation’s goal is to support science and medical research without needing to raise 100’s millions of dollars while focusing on the digital experience and potential opt-in user data collection.  

  • Red Light Holland and Scarlette Lillie is focused on education and information plus adult-responsible use of their iMicrodose packs.
  • Joined the Medical Psychedelics Working Group 
    • a consortium of drug science experts, leading academics and researchers, policy specialists and industry partners 

Scarlette Lillie and Jinfiniti Precision Medicine 

  • This relationship with Jinfiniti may allow Scarlette Lillie to add a novel component to expected clinical studies for psilocybin and truffles.
  • The knowledge that comes from this has the potential to not only influence the outcome of clinical studies but can also potentially lead to novel treatments for several disorders.  

Virtual Reality Shopping Experience

Red Light Holland is creating a virtual reality shopping experience module, intended to explain the effects of microdosing of magic truffles on the human brain, as well as a virtual reality avatar that is centered around Red Light Holland’s brand.   

  • The VR Module is expected to be completed in Q4 2020,  
  • Educating and enabling individuals to make reasoned, informed decisions with respect to magic truffles and other psychedelic substances,   
  • Enabling Red Light Holland to gather valuable data on user experience of synesthesia, loss of autonomy and suggestibility to inform further study and research in the psychedelic space.   

The VR Avatar, which is expected to be completed in Q3 2020, is expected to assist Red Light Holland’s larger efforts towards reducing the stigma associated with, among other things, magic truffles and other psychedelic substances.  

Red Light Holland’s Growth Potential 

TRIP is established to grow, distribute and market a magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands   

  • Red Light Holland has reached a Distribution Arrangement for iMicrodose Packs with a total of 8 Smart Shops Netherlands and expects that number to grow rapidly.
  • Red Light Holland iMicrodose Packs are currently available in 3 Smartshops and the rest are expected to be in Smartshops by the end of October, 2020 
  • Red Light Holland iMicrodose Packs are available to the Netherlands, Adult market online at and are offering a unique subscription model.
  • The sales and growth evolution of Red Light is just beginning 

“This is just another example on how aggressive we are by immediately increasing the ability for consumers, all over the Netherlands, to purchase our iMicrodose packs powered by Red Light Holland. ” Todd Shapiro, CEO and Director of Red Light Holland.  

Red Light (to the best of our research) is the first public company selling psychedelic products on the market

Responsibility Toward Consumption 

  • Responsible use requires users who are at a minimum 18 years old.  
  • Red light is a self-regulated company and in accordance with the highest standards and compliance with all applicable laws.  
  • Red Light Holland’s team includes Bruce Linton as their Chair of the Advisory Board, Tony Clement (former Canadian Health Minister) and World Famous Entertainer Russell Peters.
  • Red Light Holland has been featured in – – the New York Observer – and mentioned on The Joe Rogan Experience. 
  • Former Top Rated Host, CEO Todd Shapiro is clearly using his deep rooted celebrity connections to get incredible exposure on the Company.
  • This earned media to such a large audience is impressive for any small cap Company 

Red Light Holland’s current market cap is approximately 20 million and appears to be low when comparing them to their peers, considering they currently have a product on shelves, while supporting science and innovation intelligently. 

Peer Market cap Comparisons:


2. MYCO Mydecine Innovations Group Inc.: $48,829,000


FULL DISCLOSURE: Red Light Holland is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.