Anthropology

“Psychedelic Supervisor” could be upcoming profession

If Health Canada approves Haden’s research, psychedelic drugs could be legal in Canada within the next five years.” “Haden described the job as “somebody that oversees a psychedelic session, and provides a context for an experience that somebody has with psychedelics.” In layman’s terms, the supervisor essentially makes sure the trippee has a good trip.”…

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Cannabis sales set to surpass alcohol profits after Canada legalises it next year

“Canada is set to legalise cannabis next year – sparking a multi-billion dollar industry that will overtake alcohol sales, a new study suggests.” The decision could kick-start the economy and eclipse the combined sales of beer, wine and spirits, according to the report from consulting firm Deloitte. The report, titled Recreational Marijuana: Insights and Opportunities,…

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Classical music illicit drugs work better with classical

The playlist isn’t based on the musical taste of the subjects or the researchers in the project. We have learned that in high-dose sessions, especially during the onset and intense period of entheogen effects, the supportive structure of the music is more important than either the guide’s or the volunteer’s personal musical preferences. The psilocybin…

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Canada’s marijuana legalisation could directly affect the global war on drugs among many others

It’s Trudeau’s call now. The nationwide cannabis legalisation may be a good thing, but he also needs to convince other countries that it’s not just a Canadian thing. Canada’s legalisation of marijuana, for both recreational and medicinal purposes, will be a historical moment for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and such a thing will not go…

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Bountiful Afghan Opium Harvest Yields

“So it was with peace of mind that farmers, and thousands of seasonal laborers who had traveled to Helmand, scraped the gum from the opium bulbs. The skies were generous with heavy rainfall, and the Afghan government with its cancellation of annual eradication campaigns. ” As the opium harvest winds down across Helmand Province, Afghanistan’s…

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Preparations containing ibogaine, either as such or in combination with any other pharmacologically active ingredient(s)

“…by resolution approved by the Minister of Health, determined that, with effect from the date of publication of this notice, all preparations which contain ibogaine, either as such or in combination with any other pharmacologically active ingredient(s) shall be subject to registration as medicines…” The Medicines Control Council, by virtue of powers vested in it…

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Ayahuasca Tourism is ripping off Indigenous Amazonians

“As Ayahuasca has become more and more popular with foreign tourists—and at the same time, less and less popular with the Indians themselves—we have found that pseudo-shamans have sprung up everywhere to cater for the demand.” While some argue that the commercialization of ayahuasca has bastardized the ritual, others claim that it’s brought much needed…

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