The Great Sacred Entheogens Raid
On Feb 4, 2010 the FDA, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and local law enforcement raided a “lawfully” run botanical shop and warehouse known as Sacred Journey in Lawrence, Kansas. Jonathan Sloan, owner of Sacred Journey as well as Bouncing Bear Botanicals—one of the largest online distributors of entheogens in the U.S.—was charged in Jefferson County District Court with eight felony drug offenses, including the unlawful manufacturing and distribution of controlled substances—ranging from DMT to Mescaline and Lysergic Acid Amide. “Every single one of the charges is bogus,” claims the website savejon.org. “There was no manufacturing or extracting of DMT at any point at the warehouse, including the day of the raid.” Removed from the warehouse were 20 Colorado River Toads, an amphibian capable of eating rats and growing up to 4-7 inches long … and producing 5-MeO=DMT in its parotoid glands. The website goes on to claim, “There was no mescaline there. There was only San Pedro cactus. San Pedro cactus can be bought at Wal-Mart.”
The FDA has yet to release further details about the investigation, a spokesman said the agency does not publicly comment on active investigations. Also seized during the raid was the shops entire supply of K2, a currently legal herbal blend that works like a cannabinoid to receptors in the brain. K2 has gained popularity over the past year in both Kansas and Missouri, as an alternative to marijuana. It seems highly—no pun intended—likely that K2 is at fault for the raid. Kansas House legislators have passed a bill that would make illegal the sale or possession of K2; but with these recent events and Gov. Mark Parkinson being in favor of the bill, Kansans know it’s just a matter of days now.
Looks like Kansans will have to find something else to get high off of for now.
Check out Bouncing Bears Botanical’s website savejon.org to get the full side of their story.Tweet