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…the swirling battle over psychedelics intellectual property

Carey Turnbull, a philanthropist who is a board member of several psychedelic non-profits including Usona Institute, created another non-profit, Freedom to Operate, to fight patents that infringe on existing knowledge. He believes Compass’s latest patent should not stand. “From FTO’s ongoing research, we understand that it is nearly impossible to crystallize psilocybin and not obtain…

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Bank of America cancels account [of marijuana & psychedelics research institute registered with DEA]

A cannabis researcher who is waging a legal battle to reschedule marijuana in the federal circuit courts said that Bank of America decided to activate her institute’s bank account without explanation or recourse. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, the president and principal investigator at Scottsdale Research Institute [SRI], which is federally licensed to handle and grow cannabis,…

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What [happened]… 550 doses of LSD?

The story of CB, a 49-year-old woman, and her roommate, who witnessed the event. CB had contracted Lyme disease in her early 20s, and by the LSD event, she experienced significant pain in her feet and ankles, routinely taking morphine for a decade… CB snorted… pure LSD – 550 times the normal recreational dosage of…

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…psychedelic stocks have crashed

…the last 3 months, MindMed is down a 31%, ATAI Life Sciences, has plummeted 32%, and Compass Pathways, has fallen 19%. The carnage is not limited to the big 3 players either… It will take 3-5 years for these companies to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that their medicines are both safe and more effective…

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Proposed aggregate production quotas for Schedule I… [for 2022]

Substances 2021 (in grams)Marijuana 2,000,000Marijuana extract 500,000All other tetrahydrocannabinol 1,000 Psilocybin 1,500Psilocyn 1,000MDMA 50LSD 40Mescaline 25 DMT 505-MeO-DMT 35MDA 55 2022 proposed (in grams)Marijuana 3,200,000Marijuana Extract 1,000,000All other tetrahydrocannabinol 2,000Psilocybin 3,000MDMA 3,200LSD 500Mescaline 100DMT 2505-MeO-DMT 550MDA 200 Original Article (Federal Register & Marijuana Moment):Proposed aggregate production quotas for Schedule I… & DEA proposes dramatic increase in marijuana and psychedelic production in 2022 calling for…

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Overwhelmed by illegal cannabis, Oregon county declares emergency

A megadrought across the West has created urgency, though, as illegal growers steal water, depriving legal users including farmers and homeowners of the increasingly precious resource. “Jackson County strongly requests your assistance to address this emergency,” the commissioners said in a letter to Gov. Kate Brown, Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek. Josephine…

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New York’s Attorney General defends $4.5 billion opioid settlement with Sackler family

The U.S. Justice Department and some states are appealing the ruling, saying it will unfairly deny the rights of people and governments to sue the Sacklers. New York Attorney General Letitia James says the settlement doesn’t prevent criminal prosecution of the Sacklers… Original Article (WSKG):New york’s attorney general defends $4.5 billion opioid settlement with sackler…

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An insider from the purdue pharma bankruptcy speaks out

At one point, Hampton writes, he asked, “Do you know anyone that’s struggled with opioids?” “I don’t,” [Richard] Sackler replied… although he had been sworn to secrecy about the sensitive work that he was doing, he was also secretly writing a memoir. “How do you think your family is going to be remembered?” Hampton asked.…

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Psilocybin is like penicillin for the brain, rewiring it to generate new neurological pathways

“Very much like how penicillin can treat a multitude of infectious diseases, we’re seeing that now psilocybin portrays very similar qualities for the treatment of mental health, addictions, and things of that nature,” Welsh said. Welsh noted these results seem to signal that investigators may be going down the right path with their research exploring…

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