Medicine/Healing

Why magic mushroom dispensaries are popping up…

[“We need a civil rights movement for your consciousness,” said Paul Stamets in a TED2022 talk] …there are colourful new signs advertising magic mushrooms for sale inside… that’s been operating in the neighbourhood for years. Walking up a few stairs and through Mushroom Cuts‘ glass doors, you’ll see two salon chairs framed with neon lights…

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Oregon officials’ rejection of rules… entheogenic practitioner recommendations…

For one hour, board members and Oregon Health Authority officials met privately with attorneys from the state’s Department of Justice (DOJ). Journalists were permitted to attend if they vowed not to report what they saw, but the public was excluded. …the board proposing rules for Oregon’s nascent psilocybin industry held a second-to-last meeting before making…

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Can magic mushrooms be…

Psychedelic history is just as diverse as the psychedelics themselves. Combined with artistic performances and group discussions, the community psychedelic ritual allows you to absorb the “full tapestry of life”: the threads woven between the molecules in a psilocybin mushroom… psychedelic-assisted therapy is commonly portrayed as an individual experience – for example, Patient A ingested…

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Magic mushroom… vets help sway conservatives

Oregon is so far the only state to legalize the… use of psilocybin… Butler, who lives in the Salt Lake City suburbs, is among military veterans in several U.S. states helping to persuade lawmakers to study psychedelic mushrooms for therapeutic use. The recently retired Green Beret had already tried antidepressants, therapy and a support dog.…

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use on the job, protect employee marijuana use off-hours

Despite being the first state to allow recreational pot sales, Colorado still doesn’t have protections in place for people who are denied jobs or fired for off-duty cannabis consumption or testing positive for THC. But if House Bill 1152 passes as currently written, recreational cannabis use off the clock would no longer be a fireable offense, and…

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…ayahuasca healing ceremonies… [and neuroticism]?

Results showed that neuroticism declined substantially the week following the ayahuasca ceremony and remained substantially below baseline levels three months following the ceremony. “We found substantial changes in personality traits, particularly neuroticism, following ayahuasca use,” says Brandon Weiss, a psychologist at Imperial College London and the lead author of the paper. “These changes persisted over…

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