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May 18, 2022 126 mins
Cody blue speaks with indigenous elders and Ariel Clark, the top psychedelic attorney in the world to discuss indigenous injustice and how to change the law around psychedelic medicines. (Time stamps below) Ariel Clark is an attorney, activist, and co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered law firm focused on cannabis, hemp and psychedelics. After practicing law at California Indian Legal Services, she started her own firm in 2010, to be of service to the plants and communities she is in deep connection with. Ariel is General Legal Counsel to Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and member of Chacruna’s Board of Directors. She has been involved in numerous drug policy, social equity and justice reform efforts in her life. Her organization affiliations have included the Psychedelic Bar Association, the LA Cannabis Task Force, and the California Native American Cannabis Association. She has been recognized by Rolling Stone as one of 18 “Women Shaping The Culture of Tomorrow” and Entrepreneur’s “Top 100 Cannabis Leaders.” She is licensed in California; J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (2005); B.A. in Religious Studies, University of Michigan (2000). Gray Wolf is an Elder from the Yoeme, and a friend of the Awakened Underground. Alfred is an Elder from the Cherokee and Muskogee, and is a friend of the Awakened Underground.  0:07 - Disclaimer 1:52 - The Dakota Access Pipeline 3:25 - Cody shoots a music video to raise awareness for Standing Rock and is attacked by the military, alongside Water Protectors and protestors 11:26 - Gray Wolf talks about the military attack, being tear gassed and looking for a place to die 14:41 - "The United States is a land of the law" 16:10 - Medicines and Spiritual practices being outlawed by the government  16:58 - Peyote 19:06 - There's not one way to do anything 20:33 - Alfred talks about The Awakened Underground Podcast 21:37 - Cody has no ego 22:57 - The Prophecy of the Condor and The Eagle 24:42 - Intro: Ariel Clark; the top psychedelic attorney in the country  25:41 - Ariel's story and walking the Red Road 34:28 - Turning deeply toward ourselves  44:16 - Interconnectedness 49:55 - Healing in nature and catharsis  51:48 - Nature is the best medicine 53:44 - How to have a direct communication with Spirit 54:54 - Ariel connects with researchers at MAPS, works with 5-MEO, Psilocybin, and MDMA 57:00 - The Ceremonial Container 57:57 - Integration and Feeling into it 1:03:30 - Sitting with Ayahuasca 1:12:59 - De-Colonization and Bio-Piracy  1:19:29 - Ism's are prisons for us all 1:23:52 - Law Reform 1:31:09 - Indigenous Reciprocity and Active Engagement, Chacruna Institutes Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative of the Americas  1:43:52 - What happens in Oregon will inform what happens in other parts of the country  1:55:13 - Chacruna Institue  1:56:30 - Look up the North Star Pledge  1:58:47 - Remember who we truly are and love ourselves through it all  See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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