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Denver city council could consider more mushroom decriminalization

The panel will recommend that council decriminalize the practice of gifting psychedelic mushrooms to other people and also decriminalize communal use of psilocybin. The panel… recently wrapped up a report looking at the effects of decriminalization and suggesting the next steps for the city…. a new proposal that would further decriminalize the fungi. Original Article…

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…corporate [FDA regulatory route over the Oregon route]…

Psychedelics are useful not for the hallucinations they provide but for the hallucinations they remove… …the personal journey of hedge fund investor Sa’ad Shah and his involvement… favoring the FDA regulatory route over the Oregon route… “Shah welcomes big pharma and big institutions to enter the fray in the interest of spreading the chemical gospel…

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Detroit to vote on decriminalizing psychedelics…

..[a] spokesperson for DN Detroit, confirmed… that the voters will be deciding the future of personal psychedelic possession for the city on November 6, 2021. Unlike most local Decriminalize Nature initiatives that were approved via city council resolutions, Detroit activists are opting for a ballot measure and letting the voters have a say. “The ballot would allow…

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Where there’s weed, there’s a way

So many Eugeneans have access to the cannabis plant… Another important step in preparing cannabis is decarboxylation, a chemical reaction that converts cannabinoid acids like THCA into activated cannabinoids like THC… Curing involves storing cannabis in airtight containers to prevent the loss of moisture and optimize flavor, though some prefer to keep cannabis dry when…

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Research in Oregon shows 86% of adults interested in psilocybin services are interested in microdosing

Oregonians who are not interested in Psilocybin Services because they don’t want to pay for them list their largest concern is supporting Big Pharma…  On average, people would like to pay around 100 USD for a psilocybin therapy session… however, there is a significant difference between those in lower-income brackets vs. higher income brackets (93…

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There will be oil

Compared to 4/20, 7/10’s calendar placement also makes the holiday a summertime holiday… 4/20 is about as mainstream as it gets for cannabis holidays… but… celebrating another date the past few years: 7/10. Read that number upside down and it spells “OIL.” Original Article (Eugene Weekly):There will be oilArtwork Fair Use: rodzief

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Cannabis goes green

…people can use their own backyards, gardens and homes… gardeners can choose to omit the use of pesticides or synthetic chemicals in home-grown produce.   …starting an independent garden of any kind benefits the planet from lessening long-distance transportation for cannabis or food, which is the largest source of fossil fuel emissions globally at 29 percent……

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Will Michigan be the 1st State to legalize recreational psychedelics?

Two… senators brought forth the bill: Sens. Jeff Irwin and Adam Hollier. Thursday, September 3rd, 2021, the Michigan Senate introduced SB 631 which would officially legalize the cultivation, delivery, creation, and possession of recreational psychedelics derived from plants, which include compounds like psilocybin and mescaline. This would be on a personal level only, with the bill stating that…

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Legislation to decriminalize… psychedelics moves forward…

Decriminalizing psychedelics remains an urgent issue. SB 519 does not decriminalize the sale of psychedelics or providing psychedelics to anyone under the age of 21… more time was needed to lay educational groundwork with members and the public… delaying full Assembly consideration of the bill… Original Article (California Senate):Senator Wiener’s legislation to decriminalize possession of…

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“An unprecedented achievement anywhere”—Thailand’s decriminalization of kratom

The Thai government voted to remove kratom from the nation’s list of “narcotics,” making an unambiguous statement after 80 years of speculation on the plant’s role. In a recently released report published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, researchers surveyed over 1,000 Thai citizens about their views on the plant’s decriminalization. The results showed a majority in favour of…

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