Psychology

So what happens when teen pot smokers get older?

“There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence.” After tracking more than 400 men from their teenage years to their mid-30s, the scientists say chronic marijuana use does not lead to later physical and mental health…

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Biography/Memoir

Governor Of Vermont considers controversial psychedelic Ibogaine to solve the State’s addiction nightmare

But now a bill has been introduced in the state’s House of Representatives that would create something far more radical than taxed and regulated cannabis: a pilot program to use ibogaine in the treatment of substance use disorders. On March 10th, Rep. Paul Dame (R-Chittenden-8-2) and Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano (D-Caledonia-2) introduced H. 387, an…

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Anthropology

The new ‘Psychoactive substances Bill’ – the nail in the coffin for cognitive liberty…

“Under the [adopted] legislation, substances are… banned solely on the basis of whether or not they are psychoactive: regardless of any research or understanding of the potential harms or benefits of a given substance.” This legislation is tantamount to a prescription of approved psychological states: working, consuming, [producing]… the “legitimacy” of given substances has nothing…

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Spirituality

The Religion That Has No Name: The Persecution of Psychedelic Spirituality

“One of the implications of the continued growth of psychedelic festival culture is that the community of psychedelic users is becoming, with the help of the internet, more organised and more cohesive”. Furthermore, now this ‘spiritual movement’ has community meeting spaces, with their own rituals, traditions, codes and conventions. At these gatherings there is a…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelic Drug Redux: Don’t Leap-frog the Research

“During recent months and years, there have been calls in the media (and to some degree in the professional literature) for the use of various psychedelic agents for psychotherapeutic purposes.” These have been proposed to be useful for various disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, depression, and various types of personality disorders. We are now…

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Declassifying Psychedelic Drugs to Examine their Treatment Potential

Psychiatrist and honorary lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, at King’s College London, James Rucker, MRCPsych, is proposing to reclassify and improve access to psychedelics in order to conduct more research on their therapeutic benefits. He believes in the potential of psychedelics so much that late last month he took to the…

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Spirituality

Tripping with Buddha

The main issue here is: Does psychedelic use lead to harming others?  Does it lead to carelessness and heedlessness? Do we start disrespecting others through having altered our mind in this way? So if we do use psychedelics, this would be the bottom line: Is it harmful to others or harmful to ourselves? From the…

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Psychology

Tripping with Buddha

The main issue here is: Does psychedelic use lead to harming others? Does it lead to carelessness and heedlessness? Do we start disrespecting others through having altered our mind in this way? So if we do use psychedelics, this would be the bottom line: Is it harmful to others or harmful to ourselves? Original Article…

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