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Health Canada approves license for BC company to grow psilocybin mushrooms

 …received a licence from Health Canada to cultivate Psilocybe mushrooms, commonly known as “magic mushrooms,” in their 7,000 square-foot facility. Under its Health Canada licence for the production and extraction of psilocybin from mushrooms, the company intends to develop standardized extraction methods for the mushrooms… “We are thrilled to start growing mushrooms at our laboratory…

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…magic ‘shroom harvest

…a Vancouver-based company, has completed the first-ever legal harvest of psilocybe mushrooms in Canada. the first publicly-traded company to be issued a licence from Health Canada to produce and extract psilocybin from mushrooms. “Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for literally thousands of years, and, hence, they are just that much closer to these…

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In emails, Sacklers fret over wealth, opioid business

According to Forbes, the Sackler family made $12 billion to $13 billion in profit from OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma—much more than what was previously known, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing court records. On Wednesday [10/21/2020], Sackler family members associated with Purdue agreed to pay a $225 million penalty to resolve a Justice Department civil probe…

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OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, [indirectly “pay”] $8 billion, and will close the company

Twenty-five state attorneys general wrote to US Attorney General William Barr last week [mid-October] arguing against the plan to create a government-controlled company out of the assets of Purdue Pharma, arguing that the government should not be in the business of selling OxyContin. The company doesn’t have $8 billion in cash available to pay the…

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Militarized psychiatry vs plant [and fungi]

…important revelation can be found in DARPA’s report. On one hand they admit the therapeutic value of psychedelic substances, and on the other, they dismiss it due to the “side effects” they call “hallucination.” Reinventing the medicine wheel is not an attempt to revolutionize medicine, since the revolution has already happened in a prehistoric distant…

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…exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’

In August 2020, the federal government began allowing patients with a terminal illness access to… [psilocybe mushrooms] through exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act [through Section 56, which was the first step in starting Canada’s medical marijuana program]… “These are patients that are dying,” said Minister of Health Patty Hajdu. Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble,…

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Supreme Court declines to hear marijuana case challenging DEA’s restrictive classification

DEA has on numerous past occasions denied petitions to change marijuana’s status under the CSA [Controlled Substances Act]. The plaintiffs initially filed that lawsuit against the federal agency in May [2020], contending that DEA’s justification for maintaining a Schedule I status for cannabis is unconstitutional. DEA attempted to quash the case by filing a motion to…

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…[The Oregonian newspaper editorial board] vote ‘no’ on Measure 109’s ill-timed psilocybin proposal

This shouldn’t be a priority for the Oregon Health Authority, particularly amid a pandemic with no clear end in sight… …the measure [estimated to cost over 6 million dollars during the next two years], if passed, would give the Oregon Health Authority two years to work with [a self-appointed] advisory board in developing the regulatory…

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No on Measure 109…

I cannot support Measure 109 for the following reasons… there are two different ballot measures this fall that would change state law (and only state law) regarding the possession and use of psilocin – the active ingredient in “magic” psilocybin mushrooms. The proponents of Measure 109 are focused on setting up specialty facilities and services…

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