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Oregon congressman… the trend will ‘continue’

“I still think these are the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Marty Clements says about the mushrooms. He takes a prescription bottle out of his bag, opens it and takes a couple of squares of psilocybin chocolate into his hands. He puts the chocolate back in the bottle and snaps the lid shut. Since Marty…

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…on the leading edge of a ‘shroom boom

Long-time drug reform advocate Dana Larsen… was at the forefront of cannabis activism. “Vancouver had a convergence of activism in the 1990s,” he says. Legal cannabis activism, alongside drug user liberation groups like VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users), helped to shift the local climate from one where bong shops were raided to one…

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Oregon… mass pardons…

Kate Brown’s pardons will remove 47,144 convictions for simple possession of marijuana from individual records. Following the pardon, the Oregon Judicial Department will ensure that all related court records are sealed as required by law, according to the governor’s office… the pardoned marijuana convictions will no longer show up on background checks of public court…

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…psychedelic surge

“I am an advocate for psychedelics. I can’t help it,” explains 57-year-old Jacqueline Lopez, “I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that I thought to myself, ‘What are you thinking, Jackie? These are Schedule I drugs. You can’t just go around talking about them.’ But the science behind it is superb and I had seen…

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Pendleton, Oregon psilocybin cooperative promotes medicinal use…

A local Pendleton, [Oregon-based] operation is working… to expand their minds when it comes to the benefits of small doses of psilocybin, the mushroom-derived substance that is psychoactive in larger amounts. Brandon Krenzler… is the local face behind the Pendleton Psilocybin Cooperative… several psilocybin-based products are on display on 9/20/22. A box of chocolate infused…

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Coloradans… psilocybin… access model…

Alan Floyd is a cancer patient who uses psilocybin under the federal Right to Try Act. Floyd said traditional pharmaceuticals did not work for him, and that some even made him suicidal. However, he found some solace in psychedelic mushroom capsules. “The way we’ve defined personal use, and that we’re approaching decriminalization, is that individuals…

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Psychedelics can treat ptsd, so should they be given to soldiers?

Another question is whether they’d even want to fight. “Would people all become hippies and leave the military? I don’t think that’s the case. There’s something noble about defending others and defending your country. Some people will choose to serve and some will not,” said Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic…

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All veterans should have access to the psilocybin…

Even the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has started offering psychedelic substances to patients as a part of clinical trials. Veteran Luke Gruber said, “I didn’t want the pills provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. And talk therapy just didn’t help. Rudderless and prone to extreme mood swings, I increasingly isolated myself from family…

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