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[50%] want to decriminalize mushrooms… [for personal use]

Twenty months after Denver voters approved decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms, the leader of that surprisingly successful campaign has set his sights on statewide decriminalization… will also be doing some of the follow-up required for Denver’s decriminalization effort, working with law enforcement officials on the city’s Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel to collect data for Denver City Council…

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Just say [“know”] to [Patrick] Kennedy for drug czar

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is the most high-profile name to pitch himself to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. There are few candidates that are less qualified or appropriate. Kennedy… is a throwback to the hysteria of Reefer Madness.  Since leaving office in 2011, the fact-adverse Patrick Kennedy… has used his…

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Federal judge decides against prison for… mushroom dealer

A federal judge won’t send Denver mushroom dealer… to prison. Federal prosecutors had asked… who pleaded guilty in September 2020 to one count of possession with intent to distribute psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, be sentenced to six months in prison… the raid took place four months after a slim majority of Denver voters…

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In defending… potential

This would be the president’s son acknowledging that… he has smoked crack and come out the other end of that indelibly narrow glass tunnel. …[and] treatment using the psychedelic plant extract ibogaine [found in the naturally occurring iboga plant]. ”I’m proud of him, I’m proud of my son” was an indication that he understands something……

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Globalization and [drug wars]

Effects are larger where international competition is likely to disproportionately affect young, less-educated men… Our study concludes that if Chinese exports to the United States had not risen significantly during 2007 – 10, the increase in drug-related homicides in Mexico in our sample – totaling about 6,000 in 2007 and more than 20,000 in 2010…

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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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