Trip Sitters & Psychedelic Guides in Washington D.C.
We Provide Trip Sitting & Guiding Services in The Entire District
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 Washington, D.C.
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 Washington, D.C.
Decriminalization in Washington, D.C.
On November 3rd, 2020, Washington D.C. decriminalized certain psychedelics with the passing of Initiative 81, which was approved with 76.18% of votes in favor of the initiative. The initiative makes “investigation and arrest of adults for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the District of Columbia.” The initiative also called for the “Attorney General of the District of Columbia and the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia to cease prosecution of residents of the District of Columbia” for these activities. Initiative 81 officially came into effect on March 15, 2021.
The Future of Legal Psychedelics in Washington, D.C.
There is no indication that the surrounding states of Virginia and Maryland will be decriminalizing psychedelics anytime soon. In fact, Maryland congressman Andy Harris made a failed attempt to use congressional budgetary power to block Initiative 81. Nonetheless, psychedelic decriminalization in the nation’s capital at minimum serves as a symbol of the growing sentiment and social acceptance of psychedelics in America. Baltimore, Maryland is also the home of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research, pioneering the intersection of psychedelic healing and western medicine.