Spirituality

District Attorney drops felony drug charge against… mushroom [church], citing voter legalization of psilocybin

At an arraignment hearing, a representative of the… District Attorney’s Office said the case was being dismissed against Ben Gorelick “in the interest of justice.” Carolyn Tyler, a spokesperson for the DA’s office, said the dismissal came about “in light of the voters’ decision”… Gorelick was arrested in February after police raided a warehouse in…

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Biography/Memoir

…implications… shops selling psilocybin mushrooms

No retail mushroom stores are permitted under the [Oregon M109 or M110] law. But… Shroom House has at least demonstrated that such a business can exist without hastening the end of civilization. “We haven’t seen any people admitted to hospitals or arrested; it shows hundreds or thousands of people can purchase psilocybin, go do it…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon congressman… the trend will ‘continue’

“I still think these are the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Marty Clements says about the mushrooms. He takes a prescription bottle out of his bag, opens it and takes a couple of squares of psilocybin chocolate into his hands. He puts the chocolate back in the bottle and snaps the lid shut. Since Marty…

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Biography/Memoir

…Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission director…

…informed OLCC staff of his departure… In the job, Steven Marks won praise from lawmakers and the alcohol and cannabis industries for his steady leadership through the complexities of legalizing cannabis… the budget Governor Tina Kotek released Jan. 31 [2023] included a proposed new 50-cent-per-bottle liquor price increase. Original Article (Willamette Week):Longtime OLCC director Steve…

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Anthropology

Oregon… magic mushrooms… many… aren’t waiting

…talk to almost anyone who has begun tripping recently and you learn that most of them are confronting the end times, not running from them. Mushrooms have been popular in this part of the world since the 1960s… the cool, wet state is perfect for growing Psilocybe semilanceata, the slender little ‘shroom better known as the…

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Modern Culture

Shroom House shrooms… magic mushrooms be sold openly…

It turns out Shroom House was selling real shrooms… that said, Shroom House wasn’t the first – and will likely not be the last – shop where adults can obtain magic mushrooms openly. …we did a one-subject human trial confirming that a gram made for an interesting evening… customers came in droves, waiting for hours…

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Anthropology

Psychedelic spiritual groups grow… pushing boundaries of religion

“We are trying to be above-ground for a reason…” said Brian Cantalupi. The rising demand… has led to hundreds of churches… “In every major city in the United States, every weekend, there’s multiple ayahuasca ceremonies. It’s not just a twice-a-year thing,” said Sean McAllister, who represents an Arizona church in a lawsuit against the federal…

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Spirituality

Meet psilomethoxin, the love child…

Psilomethoxin was initially discovered and synthesized by researchers from the Pasteur Institute, led by Marc Julia, in 1965. The Pasteur Institute, founded in 1887, is a French non-profit center for biomedical research. It was named after Louis Pasteur, who invented pasteurization and vaccines for anthrax and rabies.  Psilomethoxin (4-HO-5-MeO-DMT) is a… tryptamine created in vivo using magic mushroom…

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Politics

Oregon… psilocybin… reassessment

Reassessment of synthetic psilocybin products… species and substrate reassessment. Question of whether to outsource data collection to a non-governmental independent agency that may garner funding for the development and implementation of data collection? Academic medical center? Private research institutes? On March 1, 2023, all previously created subcommittees will dissolve. Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (OPAB) will…

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Biography/Memoir

[Oregon]… state approval to test psilocybin

“We haven’t issued any licenses yet,” says [Oregon] psilocybin services spokeswoman Erica Heartquist. ChemHistory, LLC (Alex Hoggan – Domestic Limited Liability Company) of Milwaukie, was approved to test potency. Rose City Laboratories LLC (Grosz Law Office LLC – Daniel Joseph Huson – Foreign Limited Liability Company), won accreditation from the state of Oregon to test…

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