Biography/Memoir

Psilocybin is headed for the mainstream… it’s bringing the problems of Big Pharma with it

“That’s the case with the pharmaceutical industry time and time again: good intentions are marred by the drive to maximize revenue.” -Adam Winstock, MD (University College London, an addiction medicine specialist and founder of the Global Drug Survey.) While psilocybin is a naturally occurring molecule, the chemistry to develop a standardized synthetic version deemed safe…

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Vermont bill would decriminalize psychedelics and kratom…

Part of the motivation behind the legislation was “recognizing that the decriminalization of mushrooms seems to be a next step in other places, and thinking that it might have greater success if we can make the point that in the path of decriminalization, the next step after cannabis is psilocybin mushrooms,” Representative Brian Cina said…

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BBC… promoting marketing scheme for microdosing psychedelics

Advertising disguised as news is hardly a new trick.  [Speculators & Venture Capitalists] “with the concept of the übermensch as popularized by Nietszche…”—appear ready to cash in on vague notions of transcending humanity via drug-induced consciousness. In fact, these are precisely the types of marketing strategies we should expect to see within a nascent “psychedelic industry,”…

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

Insiders often refer to the “cannabis space” – a term broad enough to include a social justice movement and unapologetic capitalism – and recognize no contradiction between them. In Steve Schain’s view, even the largest and most professionally run companies are being built to be acquired when major agriculture, alcohol and pharmaceutical companies consider it…

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…psychedelic wonder drug is almost here[?]

[Some] micro-doser[s] [claim he/she/they] doesn’t have time for an eight-hour-long trip. They have businesses to scale. … [however, research] supports the idea that… [visionary states] play a significant role in patient recovery. “They come to a profound shift of worldview, essentially a shift in a sense of self,” Griffiths said on the same segment. “Their…

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Psilocybin microdosing… how much is too much?

Mushroom expert Paul Stamets cautions that there can be a difference… between batches of the same species. Despite these variables, some rough calculations can be done that may provide some insight for microdosing dried mushrooms. How does 0.5 – 2.0 mg (0.0005 – 0.002 g) of psilocybin translate into a dose of dried psilocybin mushroom…

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