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…psychedelic companies are about to go public

Compass Pathways declined to comment on whether it’s planning a public listing, but the company is “always looking at options to ensure continued growth and funding,” chief communications officer Tracy Cheung said in an email. The FDA has “given clearance for a variety of trials at this point and it looks like they are going…

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Everything you should know about the campaign to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics

The focus of the Decriminalize Nature movement, Plazola insists, should come from a place of compassion rather than fear. He believes our relationship with nature has been tainted by over-regulation: Since humans and plants both come from nature, our connections to these substances should not be inhibited by the law. In other words, prohibition has…

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Vermont bill would decriminalize psychedelics and kratom…

Part of the motivation behind the legislation was “recognizing that the decriminalization of mushrooms seems to be a next step in other places, and thinking that it might have greater success if we can make the point that in the path of decriminalization, the next step after cannabis is psilocybin mushrooms,” Representative Brian Cina said…

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BBC… promoting marketing scheme for microdosing psychedelics

Advertising disguised as news is hardly a new trick.  [Speculators & Venture Capitalists] “with the concept of the übermensch as popularized by Nietszche…”—appear ready to cash in on vague notions of transcending humanity via drug-induced consciousness. In fact, these are precisely the types of marketing strategies we should expect to see within a nascent “psychedelic industry,”…

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

Insiders often refer to the “cannabis space” – a term broad enough to include a social justice movement and unapologetic capitalism – and recognize no contradiction between them. In Steve Schain’s view, even the largest and most professionally run companies are being built to be acquired when major agriculture, alcohol and pharmaceutical companies consider it…

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