About North Star
North Star is a U.S.-based nonprofit committed to a future of worldwide psychedelic healing delivered ethically, equitably, and accessibly.
North Star is a U.S.-based nonprofit committed to a future of worldwide psychedelic healing delivered ethically, equitably, and accessibly. They envision a future where this healing would be accessible in and out of commercial models and it is their mission to center psychedelic wisdom into psychedelic business.
North Star is working towards a future where the businesses delivering psychedelic healing are profoundly shaped by psychedelic wisdom, committed to not replicating the world as it is but to modeling the world as it could be. They believe psychedelic wisdom can not only radically improve mental health, but also develop business practices that can serve as guiding lights in the needed transformation of business as a whole.
The nonprofit created the North Star Ethics Pledge, a baseline commitment to put integrity at the heart of work in the field. It serves as a first step in the demanding work of shaping the psychedelic industry around psychedelic wisdom. The purpose of the pledge is to begin the task of creating shared values for the emerging psychedelic field and it can be used as a tool for individuals and businesses to set and name intentions for this work. The nonprofit’s pledge consists of 7 principles, including Starting Within, Studying the Traditions, and Building Trust, with possible actions being offered for each principle. In addition, the Library of Resources provides those who wish to take the pledge a catalog of articles, books, podcasts, and other tools and resources that can help them on their journey to co-create and build organizations that are aligned with the North Star Principles.
North Star’s Ethics Pledge was created over a six-month process, with input from more than one hundred stakeholders from the many coalitions in the field and North Star welcomes ongoing feedback on the pledge, on the organization, and hopes and fears for the field.