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Inside the lab that’s creating enough psilocybin for everyone on Earth

“I like to say nature is always the best chemist…” says Alex Sherwood… [of] a non-profit drug manufacturer… gearing up to synthesize enough medical-grade hallucinogenic molecules to supply the world.  …what they’ve created is… replica of the compounds found in a mushroom harvested from the forest… FDA approval, and… mass production… Original Article (WPR):Inside the…

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Jackson County, Oregon

August 5th, 2022: Jackson County, Oregon: Early morning warrant was served in Jackson County, Oregon and uncovered… processed psilocybin mushrooms. Police say they found… about… five pounds of psilocybin mushrooms. [The Jackson County Board of Commissioners already decided to put psilocybin on the November 2022 ballot. That vote will apply to unincorporated parts of the…

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Jackson County, Oregon [Medford & Ashland]

August 4th, 2022: Jackson County, Oregon: The Medford City Council voted unanimously not to put a psilocybin ban on the November ballot. Medford joins Ashland as the second city in Jackson County to ensure the drug will be legalized. The measure allows for manufacturing and therapeutic use of the drug. The Jackson County Board of…

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…mind on…

Dave Miller: “Yeah, that’s what I’m curious about looking back now, what does this tell you about the way our country treats pharmaceutically made chemicals that act in our bodies and plants that act on our bodies?” Michael Pollan: “I think what’s going on in Oregon is a very important experiment for the country. We had…

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Lane county…

The Lane County District Attorney’s Office reinstated the No File Policy for nonviolent, Class C felonies and low-level misdemeanor crimes. Among other crimes, here’s a list that the DA’s office will dismiss: all possession of a controlled substance charges and delivery of controlled substances charges that are non-prison eligible… the policy does not apply to…

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…potency of psychedelics in the brain

[From his two-story lab in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Bryan Roth’s experiments are underway to remove the powerful hallucinogenic effects from psychedelic drugs… idea prompted a $27 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a secretive research organization within the U.S. military… everyone from the Department of…

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…administration plans for legal psychedelic therapies within two years

…letter from the Health and Human Services Department discloses the anticipated FDA approval of MDMA and psilocybin treatments… the May [2022] correspondence, not shared publicly until now, is the clearest indication yet that top officials are preparing for the approval of psychedelic drugs – demonized for decades after former President Richard Nixon sought means to…

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Eugene police responds… overdoses

According to Lane County Public Health and Eugene Police, the community is seeing an increase in street drugs containing fentanyl – a powerful, illicit opioid with high risk for overdose. “We have seen fentanyl contamination in cheap, counterfeit pills sold as common medications such as oxycodone, Adderall, or Xanax,” the department said. “We also have…

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…bipartisan… psychedelic amendments pass…

…two amendments passed by the House represent… alliance between progressives and conservatives.  …amendment added MDMA and psilocybin to the list of substances authorized for an official study on opioid alternatives… Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & …amendment addresses the medical research’s funding, as it creates a Pentagon grant program for certain eligible government entities to conduct research and…

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