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…bipartisan… psychedelic amendments pass…

…two amendments passed by the House represent… alliance between progressives and conservatives.  …amendment added MDMA and psilocybin to the list of substances authorized for an official study on opioid alternatives… Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & …amendment addresses the medical research’s funding, as it creates a Pentagon grant program for certain eligible government entities to conduct research and…

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Right to try clarification act

Bipartisan and bicameral congressional lawmakers filed companion bills… to clarify that federal “Right to Try” (RTT) laws give seriously ill patients access to Schedule I drugs, including marijuana and psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Right to Try Clarification Act’’. A BILL To clarify that the Federal Right to…

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Indiana nurse faces ten years in prison for microdosing… mushrooms

Thornton’s situation is symbolic of the crossroads that characterizes the contemporary psychedelic landscape in the United States. In Michigan, right next door to Indiana where Thornton lives, three cities have decriminalized psychedelics for personal use… her experimentation with psilocybin has come at an inconceivable cost. On August 1st [2022], she will appear in court and…

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…psychedelic patents

“…we will vigorously enforce our patents when it comes to commercial competitors,” said Christian Angermayer of Compass Pathways… on [synthetic psilocybin Polymorph A] Comp 360… [although] their IP is actually a lot narrower than it otherwise would have been had that challenge to the patent not have gone through… the Polymorph A patent for Compass…

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[Experimental synthetic compound] COMP360 psilocybin

Hamilton Morris will be advising COMPASS on research related to new psychedelic compounds that could be developed into therapies in areas of unmet mental health need. Mr Morris said: “For over a decade, Jason and I have worked together studying the chemistry and pharmacology of psychedelics.” Original Article (Compass):Hamilton Morris joins COMPASS pathways to research…

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[Experimental synthetic compound] MYCO-001

The Investigator Initiated trial is funded by a near $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, making this the first time in 50 years the U.S. government has funded a study evaluating a psychedelic compound for therapeutic use. The recently cleared grant-funded trial is led by Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.,…

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[Experimental synthetic compounds] CYB003 and CYB004

“If psychedelics are ever to be integrated into modern clinical medicine, the usage protocols are as important as the medicines themselves. In this respect Cybin is a leader,” says Dennis J. McKenna “Cybin has assembled a faculty of top-notch therapists to lead its EMBARK program, which incorporates a multi-dimensional approach to therapies that enable them…

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Legalizing pot requires GOP support

Even if Senate Democrats unanimously supported a legalization bill, they would still need help from 10 Republicans to overcome a filibuster… The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017, sponsored by then-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R–Calif.), consisted of a single sentence that said the federal marijuana ban would no longer apply to state-authorized conduct. Its 46…

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A ‘tidal wave’… psilocybin…

“Why is it that we go off and we fight these wars for our country,” Keller asked, “and we come back with these wounds, and there’s nothing for us?” Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, R-Montgomery, asked the same question… “Right now, veterans with PTSD have a mirage of opportunity. Yoga, service dogs, warrior writing, warrior photography,” Pennycuick said.…

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