Politics

…first step to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms…

…revise State drug laws to decriminalize the “personal possession, storage, use, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution in personal possession amounts without profit, transport, and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms” by individuals 18 and older. The proposal also says it applies to “any person younger than 18 with parental or guardian consent.” Otherwise, the maximum punishment for a psilocybin…

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Politics

Oakland city council effectively decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms [and other entheogenic plants]

Oakland’s resolution is broader than Denver’s. Denver’s initiative decriminalized the use and possession of mushrooms containing the compound psilocybin, whereas Oakland’s refers to “entheogenic plants” in general, which includes the mushrooms and other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances. The resolution says city money will not be used “to assist in the enforcement of laws…

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Biography/Memoir

Psilocybin is headed for the mainstream… it’s bringing the problems of Big Pharma with it

“That’s the case with the pharmaceutical industry time and time again: good intentions are marred by the drive to maximize revenue.” -Adam Winstock, MD (University College London, an addiction medicine specialist and founder of the Global Drug Survey.) While psilocybin is a naturally occurring molecule, the chemistry to develop a standardized synthetic version deemed safe…

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Anthropology

…[a particular] movement to decriminalize drugs

“I preferred to just go for psychedelics,” says one member, journalist-turned-campaigner Eric Swenson, “to have a sure win rather than a probable loss through overreach.” Recovered addict Youngs opposes “laissez-faire decriminalization of all hard drugs. Trafficking groups will hide under that cover.” Seattle is preparing to step up to the vanguard of drug-war reform. At their meeting,…

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Politics

Oregon Supreme Court bans police officers from asking random questions during traffic stops

A trial court and the Oregon Court of Appeals had previously rejected the argument. Both courts cited precedent that officers could go off-topic during an “unavoidable lull” in the interaction, which usually occurs while the driver was busy searching for their license and registration.  The Oregon Supreme Court saw it differently.  “Put simply, an ‘unavoidable lull’ does…

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Politics

…remove cannabis from the controlled substance act[?]

The way the Controlled Substance Act is set up is meant to keep the average American out of the game. Essentially the document states that the Pharmaceutical Industry is responsible for all of the drugs in America. Anything outside of their reach is deemed “illegal”. Politicians and activists alike are arguing for cannabis to be…

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Politics

Colorado Supreme Court rules convicts can use medical [cannabis] while on probation

The Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that denying a criminal defendant the right to use medical marijuana while serving probation is a violation of the state’s constitution. According to the state’s medical marijuana statute, a defendant cannot be prevented from using medical marijuana unless the prosecution can supply evidence showing that this prohibition is necessary. In…

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Spirituality

Decriminalize [psilocybin-containing] mushrooms…

The initiative would also help create a system in which psilocybin mushrooms would be regulated by… Department of Food & Agriculture and Department of Public Health. …a grassroots campaign workings towards psilocybin decriminalization… the organization’s proposed initiative… decriminalize them for personal, spiritual and religious use, with adults being able to cultivate and use in the State……

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