Trip Sitters & Psychedelic Guides in Massachusetts

We Provide Trip Sitting & Guiding Services in Every Major City

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. We provide our trip sitting and guiding services in all major cities in Massachusetts, including those which are not listed above. If we can physically get ourselves to you, we will sit for you. If you are curious whether we are able to service your area specifically, please contact us.

Substances We Sit With

The one caveat to us being able to provide trip sitting and guiding services is that we cannot provide your substance of choice for personal consumption—we are unable to help with sourcing. Please understand that psychedelics are still federally controlled substances and you assume all the risk associated with possessing and consuming these medicines.

We are here to facilitate intentional psychedelic experiences where you feel supported along the entire journey—from preparation to sacred ceremonial experience to integration. We facilitate your inner healing by holding a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental space.

**Psychedelic Passage does not provide psychoactive or controlled substances nor are we licensed therapists, counselors, or medical professionals. We are a harm reduction company offering trip sitting & integration coaching services.**

Psychedelic Reform in Massachusetts

We are in the midst of a psychedelic renaissance and the legal status of psychedelic substances is evolving rapidly. The decriminalization of psychedelics in certain states and cities has allowed us to trip sit for people like you while drastically reducing the risk of criminal repercussions (psychedelics are still federally illegal substances). The following section covers the progress of psychedelic reform in Massachusetts.

Decriminalization in Somerville, MA

On January 14, 2021, Somerville became the first Massachusetts city to decriminalize all controlled substances, including all entheogenic plants, with a unanimous approval of a city council resolution.

The resolution states that “no City of Somerville department, agency, board, commission, officer or employee of the city, including without limitation, Somerville Police Department personnel, should use any city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the use and possession of entheogenic plants by adults.” The resolution also states that the use and possession of “controlled substances shall be amongst the lowest law enforcement priority.”

Decriminalization in Cambridge, MA

On February 3, 2021, Cambridge became the second Massachusetts city to decriminalize all controlled substances, including all entheogenic plants, with an 8-to-1 passing vote of POR 2021 #24.

The Policy Order states that “the arrest of adult persons for using or possessing controlled substances shall be amongst the lowest law enforcement priority for the City of Cambridge.” The resolution also states that “no City of Cambridge department, agency, board, commission, officer or employee of the city should use city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the use and possession of entheogenic plants by adults,” and that “the investigation and arrest of adult persons for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with, and/or possessing entheogenic plants shall be amongst the lowest law enforcement priority.”

Decriminalization in Northampton, MA

On April 1, 2021, Northampton became the third Massachusetts city to decriminalize all controlled substances, including all natural psychedelic plants, with the unanimous passing vote of R-21.207.

The resolution contains similar language to that of the Somerville and Cambridge initiatives and called for the Hampshire County District Attorney to end prosecution for those involved in the personal use, possession, or distribution of entheogenic plants in addition to use and possession without intent to distribute of any controlled substance. The resolution also expressed Northampton City Council’s support of two separate bills involving removing criminal penalties for illicit drugs and the establishment of an entheogenic substance regulatory task force.

The Future of Legal Psychedelics in Massachusetts

Psychedelic reform in Massachusetts will continue to gain momentum. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that psychedelic-focused initiatives have been centered in Massachusetts. In 2011, John Halpern, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, published findings of an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study that focused on long-term effects of the substance as well as response in cancer patients with anxiety.
 
In February 2021, State Representatives Liz Miranda (D) and Mike Connolly (D), introduced a statewide decriminalization bill (HD 3439) that would replace criminal penalties for possession of any controlled substance with a fine of up to $50. At the same time, Senator Julian Cyr (D) introduced a nearly identical bill (SD 2248) to the Senate. A separate House bill (HD 3829) seeks to establish a task force to “study the public health and social justice implications of legalizing the possession, consumption, transportation, and distribution” of certain psychedelic substances as well as recommendations for “pardons, parole, diversion, expungement, and equity measures.” We will continue to update this section as new developments arise.