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Susi… the first woman to take LSD

She has been overshadowed by her more famous boss, Albert Hofmann, but Susi in fact had her own “bicycle trip” and made her own contributions to this history… even with the few available details, we can catch a slight glimpse of this highly curious, intelligent, and courageous young woman. On June 12, 1943, 22-year-old Susi Ramstein…

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‘smart shop’ for… psychedelics

A small storefront… is bringing a taste… the chalkboard sign in the shop window advertises items… back at home, I begin a week of plant- and self-discovery… what you choose to do with your house plants… is your own business. …instead of the typical variations of cannabis, the shop is devoted to lesser known psychoactive…

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Psychedelic pharma’s big spin

…those who won’t tolerate paying ten or more times the market price for psychedelic materials… …recently we have… witnessed a stream of breathless announcements put out by psychedelic pharma companies who hope to cash in on the popularity of the burgeoning psychedelic healing category… even after the air hissed out of the psychedelic industry investment…

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…company opens… licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facility

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly called magic mushrooms… The $14-million venture consists of two 10,000-square-feet facilities with a combined total of 10 growing rooms that can produce approximately 2,000 kilograms of dried psilocybin mushrooms a month… Original Article (CBC):B.C. company opens Canada’s largest licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facilityArtwork Fair Use: Andybremner2012

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…will offer LSD to researchers at no cost

Carey Turnbull… [of Freedom to Operate & took Compass Pathways to court over patents] announced… achieved Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) standards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its LSD and will offer the drug at no cost to qualified researchers. The last FDA approved study of LSD in patients ended in…

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…Burning Man… Davos

The program, a first for Davos… …Medical Psychedelic Series [took] place between May 21 and May 26, at the Medical Psychedelics House of Davos, located at Platzhirsch Club Davos, Promenade 63, 7270 Davos, Switzerland… arriving at Davos amid a renaissance of popular interest… most are still considered illegal, although a number of cities and states…

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Colorado activists… signatures… psychedelics

Decriminalize Nature Colorado campaign would… allow adults 21 and older to… …possess, cultivate, gift and deliver psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline & DMT. Further, the proposal says that it would be lawful to conduct psychedelics services for guidance, therapy and harm reduction and spiritual purposes without accepting payment. It would not be legal to sell any…

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Olympia committee wants to talk about magic mushrooms

Olympia City Council member and Community Livability and Public Safety Committee chair Dontae Payne is mulling having a comprehensive discussion about psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs in his committee. Mayor Pro Tem Clark Gilman first brought up the topic of psilocybin mushrooms in a recent city council meeting. Gilman said there is a movement…

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One psychedelic ride… bike for… magic mushrooms

According to Colin Pugh, the executive director of BPS, the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society’s mission is to “make psychedelic healing a publically-accessible good by creating a nationwide network of psychedelic co-ops.” “I think there’s a real opportunity here to build a new kind of mental healthcare system that is owned and operated by the people,” Pugh…

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…industry…

…this is not to rain on the whole psychedelics parade – which potentially promises significant relief for a lot of humans (or at least the ones that can afford treatment). …the bankrupt or nonoperational Canadian mining companies that have spontaneously converted themselves into psychedelic outfits, thanks to the fact that the companies’ continued “exist[ence] as…

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