Anthropology

[Oregon] Measure 110…

Oregonians voted Measure 110 into law, passing it by a 17-point margin and sending the strong message that we want drug use treated as a health issue — not a crime. The measure passed in communities both large and small, urban and rural, progressive and conservative. The law decriminalized all drugs For more than 50…

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Psilocybin… pennsylvania veterans…

Listed as the prime sponsor of the Pennsylvania bill is Tracy Pennycuick (R., Montgomery County), an Army veteran who is in her first term. She has 20 cosponsors, a rare mix of Democrats and Republicans. The Pennsylvania proposal falls between what has happened in Oregon and Texas. Oregon legalized psilocybin-assisted therapy in medical settings and…

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[61.1% of] Detroit voters… decriminalized magic mushrooms and other ‘entheogenic’ plants

More than 53,000 Detroit voters voted yes on Proposal E… residents turned out to decriminalize the possession and therapeutic use of entheogenic plants, which includes psilocybin “magic” mushrooms, peyote, mescaline, ayahuasca, and dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. Only until naturally occurring psychedelics are legalized will we be able to regulate them, which includes the buying, selling, and…

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Where magic mushrooms are decriminalized in the U.S.

At the federal level, it is still illegal to cultivate or possess magic mushrooms because they contain the Schedule I substances psilocin and psilocybin, so it is not technically accurate to say that they have been fully decriminalized anywhere in the country… …several U.S. cities and states have taken steps towards effective decriminalization, loosening the…

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…psychedelic… rush

The future of psychedelic therapy is also uncertain. While it seems likely that at least some psychedelic drugs will be approved for certain medical conditions in the years to come, it’s also possible that recreational use could be widely decriminalized or legalized. The status quo could also stay in place. The companies and people hoping…

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Kratom… [coffee family] CBD… [cannabis family]

Thailand deleted kratom from its narcotics list on August 24 and a draft law to allow imports and exports of the coffee-like shrub… …much like cannabis, decriminalization [of kratom] will lead to growing acceptance of [the plant], Sowcharoensuk, an Analyst at Krungsri Research, told Bloomberg, “Decriminalization will not only benefit farmers but will create a…

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…psychedelic mushrooms grow

Though Oregon is the only full state to decriminalise magic mushrooms, these are all of the cities or counties in the United States where psilocybin is currently decriminalised… Denver, Colorado – May 2019 Oakland, California – June 2019 Santa Cruz, California – January 2020 Ann Arbor, Michigan – September 2020 Oregon – November 2020 District…

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Where do magic mushrooms grow?

Mushroom hunting is an ancient practice… Mushrooms grow in a variety of habitats, and magic mushrooms are most commonly found in manure deposits, grasslands, forests, gardens, and disturbed areas. P. cubensis and Panaeolus cyanescens are well-known manure-loving species. P. semilanceata grows on grasses, but is saprophytic and grows on decaying grass. Forest lovers like P. azurescens,…

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