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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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…senate president files psilocybin legalization bill that includes home grow option

The leader of the… Senate filed a bill… that would legalize the possession, home cultivation and gifting of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and older. …beyond creating psilocybin treatment centers… the measure would also make it legal for adults to “possess, store, use, ingest, inhale, process, transport, deliver without consideration, or distribute without consideration, four grams or…

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…psychedelic mushroom church…

One of the few places in the US where people can purchase mushrooms without being legally penalized or taxed, as long as they are granted membership… once membership is verified, members walk through an open room filled with about five royal-blue pews… The main attraction, the mushrooms, are in a room adjacent to the sermon…

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…free… ‘magic mushrooms’… to celebrate

…handed out free… psilocybin mushrooms… from… dispensary… “Where mushrooms are right now is where cannabis was in the mid-90s, here at the storefront If you come in and you’re an adult… you don’t need a medical designation,” said Larsen. Original Article (CBC):Dana Larsen gave out free ‘magic mushrooms’ in Vancouver to celebrate 4/20Artwork Fair Use:…

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Farmability and pharmability

If there is already a regulated market for a specific drug, which is not causing significant harm to society, then alternative/social supply models (such as self-supply) could be considered as an adjunct. This analysis is crucial for regulatory proposals rooted in human rights and public health while aiming for a noncommercial supply of different popular…

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Cannabis now America’s fifth most profitable crop

…in five of the states where adult-use cannabis sales are legal – Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon – cannabis is actually the most valuable crop… focused on operating adult-use states – the 11 states where any adult can walk into a licensed store and buy cannabis. That figure of a little more than $6…

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A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden

…psilocybe mushrooms are thriving in landscaped urban environments in the Pacific Northwest – which hints that their future is tied to people… the geographic origins of these magic mushrooms are similarly mysterious… genetic evidence points to… Pacific Northwest as their ancestral home… there is still much to learn about their biology, ecology, and evolutionary history……

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Hemp flowing…

In late 2021, Oregon State University received a $10 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems for a five-year study to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States… Hemp is a… crop for carbon sequestration, absorbing about 11,000 pounds, or 5 metric tons of CO2 through photosynthesis during…

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