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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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One of Purdue Pharma’s owners, dies… amid a slew of multi-million dollar lawsuits against her family’s company

The Sacklers have expressed sympathy but refuse to take responsibility for the nation’s opioid epidemic. US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain agreed to pause the lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler’s until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out. Drain gave the company, state attorneys general and lawyers…

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Why he picked… psychedelics for his next ventures

“I think the intellectual property is going to be around dosage-control systems” for psychedelics like psilocybin-containing mushrooms, Linton said. Linton said people… wanted to “get rich quick.” “I’m cheering for the entrepreneur,” Linton said. “So I don’t want to cheer for an idiot.” Original Article (Business Insider):…who built Canopy Growth…Artwork Fair Use: eflon

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A startup that wants to use [patented, synthetic & non-visionary] psychedelics to treat addiction

A new company… just raised $6.2 million to try to make psychedelics without their characteristic hallucinogenic qualities, so that the compounds can be used in medicines for diseases like addiction. Based in the US and Canada, MindMed’s team of 11 is scattered across Toronto, New York, and San Francisco. The company’s first goal is getting…

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…pot stocks…recover?

You see, now that it’s becoming legal, there’s nothing special about marijuana. Like corn or wheat, it’s a crop. Marijuana is a commodity. It’s all roughly the same, no matter where or how it’s grown … The apple is a versatile fruit. Yet, selling apples is far from lucrative … After much hype, investors have…

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Sacklers lose bid to dismiss charges in Mass. in first test of… family liability

A Massachusetts judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims members of the Sackler family and the company they own, Purdue Pharma, helped create the nation’s opioid epidemic. In a decision released late Tuesday afternoon (10/9/2019), Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has jurisdiction to pursue the 17…

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…pause Sackler suits[?]

Attorneys general for 25 states and lawyers for more than 500 local and tribal governments have asked a judge to let actions against family members move ahead. The company has said that if the Sacklers face litigation across the country, they may not be willing or able to kick in the $3 billion to $4.5…

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