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…‘largest illegal darknet marketplace’ has been shut down

The 5,000-square-meter bunker, which was fitted with iron doors and went five floors underground, secretly housed a so-called “bulletproof hosting” service provider… [used to] buy and sell drugs, forged money, [etc.] German investigators collaborating with US, Australian, British, Danish, Swiss, Ukrainian and Moldovan authorities. The FBI, DEA narcotics and IRS from the US, along with…

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…in a Chinese mdma factory

The problem with MDMA is not purity, price or availability. It is a lack of understanding – a fundamental, systematic, cultural ignorance of the drug and the way it is used – on the part of the politicians who uphold and extend the illogical laws to ban MDMA, and any drug. That is the problem.  PMK-glycidate, a…

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Cannabis… insiders… 2020 retrospective

What lessons have the cannabis, hemp, and psychedelic plant [and fungi advocates learned] from this chaotic lap around the sun? Cannabis was deemed essential, a hard-fought turning point for the nascent industry from which there is no turning back… against the odds, the progress made has been undeniable. Original Article (Forbes):Psychedelic and cannabis industry insiders offer…

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[what is] …extractive… psychedelic industry

With the cannabis bubble bursting in the rear view mirror, we should ensure that executives hopping from extractive industries into the nascent psychedelic pharmaceutical industry are well-scrutinized, and we should not assume or blindly trust that they will use tactics that are any less exploitative than those they used in their past career roles as…

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…psychedelic investor

“People say that dying is natural, but it’s really things going wrong in your body,” [Christian Angermayer] says. “Science is just beginning to better understand the reasons for ageing and dying, and a disease that we understand will eventually be cured.” “We are not coming after the hippies growing this organically at home,” he says……

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Washington D.C. decriminalizes psychedelic [plants & fungi] while Oregon decriminalizes all drugs

Natalie Ginsberg, director of policy and advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)… “Measure 110 is the first instance of the decriminalization of psychedelic substances MDMA and LSD in the country…” …MDMA is the psychedelic substance that people are arrested for most in the U.S.” …after the city of Denver previously became the…

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Oregon… legalized psilocybin. what does this mean?

Some are not as excited about the prospect of [Oregon’s] less medical approach to psilocybin legalization. COMPASS Pathways, a UK-based biotech startup invested in psychedelic therapies as a solution to clinical depression, expressed reservations about Oregon’s model. “We share the same goals as those involved in legalization efforts, i.e. to help patients with mental health challenges who…

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DEA… burning four tons of marijuana per day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently reached out for help burning “at least” 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour for eight hours straight. Every year, DEA seizes millions of marijuana plants and literal tons of raw cannabis, which eventually end up being destroyed. To avoid potential contact highs, there must be ”proper ventilation” and “no smoke buildup”…

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Oregon is on…

Carolyn Fine, co-founder of the Psychedelic Equity Project, a group that works to foster social justice in the psychedelic community… “The campaign has been dismissive of issues of equity,” she said. “It’s working within a system that’s already stacked against certain people.” To Fine, it seems the marginalized people who would benefit the most from…

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