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Peter Thiel-backed psychedelics… brain-control interface… techno-libertarians… who want to live forever… praying for dystopia

Would you like to live forever? Some billionaires, already invincible in every other way, have decided that they also deserve not to die. If you believed that the necessary next step in our species’ evolution was to merge with artificial superintelligence, and to thereby transcend our animal condition and become immortal, what effect might that…

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Capitalism goes rogue with patent claims on psychedelics

Neither Ekaterina Malievskaia (of COMPASS) nor Christian Angermayer (of ATAI) have succeeded so far in convincing other actors in the psychedelic field that Compass has not put its commercial interests and revenue projections before public health benefits and research freedom. This why Rick Doblin (of MAPS) reacted by tweeting: “Attempts to patent therapeutic methods invented…

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How psychedelic drugs are used as a tool of state [and corporate] violence

The strategic architecture behind this renaissance has been, in large part, built on alliances with military, [corporate,] and law enforcement at various levels, [including for-profit corporations utilizing non-disclosures agreements to silence free speech]. A psychedelic substance with powerful dissociative effects, ketamine has been promoted as a template for psychedelic therapy and is also increasingly used…

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…psychedelic gold…

That medical science has made these recent clinical breakthroughs doesn’t seem to matter where the law is concerned; the legitimacy lent by these scientific findings are not reflected in the current legal and enforcement landscape. Many psychedelics remain categorized under Schedule I of the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act, meaning that, among other supposed dangers, they…

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Ethical… plants and compounds

I suggest we all first ask ourselves, “Is this an ethical tool that could really help me to improve?” There are many excellent options that will give you a solid “yes” to the latter… choose species that grow well, grow widely, and grow quickly. Start small, start conservative, and ask more questions than you think…

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Sounding the alarm on Compass’s interference…

Compass will be the same with psilocybin medicine and therapy… Fifteen years ago, GW Pharma developed whole cannabis extracts of standardized CBD and THC that they touted were the only “safe” form of medical cannabis, and hired Andrea Barthwell, former Drug Czar of the ONDCP, to lobby against medical cannabis laws… George Goldsmith, CEO and…

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Vermont lawmakers prepare psychedelics and broader drug decriminalization bill…

[State Rep. Brian Cina] previewed the proposal to deregulate plant-based entheogens in a video call this week with the group Decriminalize Nature… …would remove penalties around an array of plant- and fungi-based psychedelics, including psilocybin, mescaline, ibogaine and DMT. Original Article (Weednewshome & Newsbreak):Vermont lawmakers prepare psychedelics & broader drug decriminalization bills for introductionArtwork Fair…

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…promises reform… punitive drug laws

…has been trying to reverse his own policies for more than a decade, but took more decisive steps once he entered the presidential race. Some critics have referred to this approach as “the kinder and gentler War on Drugs.” Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance, stated… that…

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