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…psilocybin, we speak to local expert

…when the option for micro-dosing magic mushrooms is available… What motivates… a big step… join the forces to promote another controversial drug? Oregon currently ranks the lowest in mental health illness – a fact backed up by the Mental Health America statistics showing Oregon at No. 51 for prevalence among adults and youths. Original Article…

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Decriminalize Colorado grassroots activists to turn in signatures…

On Monday, August 8th, 2022, Decriminalize Nature Colorado will turn in their collected signatures, wrapping up an attempt to get a locally led decriminalization initiative on the Colorado ballot this November [2022]. IP 61 would revise the Colorado Controlled Substances Act to fully decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants, make possession, use, and facilitation…

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…psychedelic microdoses

…highlights that most FDA-approved research studies focus on the clinical outcomes of using consciousness-altering doses of psychedelics during guided sessions, and that state-regulated models only allow access to quantities of psychedelics that dramatically shift consciousness.  …with a lack of regulatory pathways to accessing sub-perceptible doses of psychedelics… seeking to create a legal pathway for microdosing…

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Colorado voters will be asked to legalize magic mushrooms in November [2022]

…the Natural Medicine Health Act would decriminalize the possession, use and gifting of psilocybin statewide. There is a competing, citizen-led proposal, Initiative 61, that calls for statewide decriminalization of psychedelics without the establishment of a regulated market. That campaign, led by Decriminalize Colorado, is still collecting signatures and has until Aug. 8 [2022] to submit…

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How safe is your psychedelic trip?

…consciousness-expanding retreats in destinations where the substances used are legal (or at least not explicitly illegal) are becoming an increasingly popular wellness ‘holiday’. The endeavour doesn’t come cheap; Beckley Retreats start from €3,600 in the Netherlands and $5,500 in Jamaica; Soltara’s start at around $1,875; the five-day Expansion retreat at Synthesis costs almost $6,500. By…

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More states may legalize psychedelic mushrooms

Ballot initiatives that would legalize psilocybin are underway in Colorado… last month, the president of the New Jersey Senate introduced a bill that would legalize psilocybin… the legislative efforts around the country have been propelled by positive clinical studies on the effects of psilocybin. Cities including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Denver; Oakland, California; and Seattle, have passed measures that essentially…

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…faith… in magic mushrooms

The long beard is the only outer marker of his new identity: Before pivoting to mushroom churches, Urquhart was one of the most powerful Republicans in the Utah State Legislature, serving from 2001 to 2016, with a stint as majority whip in the House before eventually moving over to the Senate… Huntington and Urquhart also…

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Prohibited plants [and fungi]… justice in drug policy

Self-cultivation. Many… around the world are growing their own plants [and fungi], either illegally or within decriminalisation schemes… and in some countries organised in social clubs growing collectively for its members… they do speak to socioecological relationships that… emerge beyond those anchored in enforceable contracts, private property, and alienating bureaucracy – elements that underpin a…

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What do zoomers like? Pot or shrooms, not booze

The social lubricant is no longer a liquid… Of people aged 18 to 24, 69% prefer marijuana to alcohol, according to a recent survey… consumers up to age 44 have a similar stance… the preference for mind-altering experiences doesn’t stop at pot… another research firm, found that more than 10% of Gen Z adults report having used…

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…mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“We always hear politicians say, ‘Hey, I support the veterans,’” Gould said. “Now is an opportunity to actually show that. And psychedelic modalities are the best way for you to support the troops.” Oregon legalized [and decriminalized for personal possession and appears to have substantial equity issues as of yet, unaddressed] psilocybin via referendum in…

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