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Inside 9/20, the holiday for psychedelic mushrooms

Indeed, in a legal sense, psilocybin is following a similar trajectory to cannabis… just like cannabis activists did 25 years ago, its initial political gains are starting at the local level. In May 2019, Denver voters decriminalized psilocybin for personal possession at the ballot box, and a month later, Oakland’s city council decriminalized not only psilocybin mushrooms,…

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Psychedelic use on the rise…

This rise in the use of psychedelics is a [national &] international trend. …results from a survey that questions the general public on drug use, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, has tracked a similar trend, with 1.2 million 18 to 25-year-olds admitted taking LSD in 2019 compared with 317,000 in 2004 –…

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…reverse some ‘war on drugs’ impacts

…efforts for psychedelics also comes after many states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana… reform at the federal level has stalled. Michigan Sen. Jeff Irwin emphasized that the legislation will rid people of the ugly choice of having to choose between prioritizing their health and safety or following the law… Myc Williams, spokesperson for…

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The worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream

It’s difficult to know how it will play out, but… it may be only the start of a significant transformation in cultural and scientific attitudes… how the mainstream will handle its trip isn’t clear. Outside psychedelic usage, more people have had mystical experiences than you might think. From 1962 to 2009 – the last year…

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[Psychedelic use rose 4% to 9%…]

…overall among college students, nearly the same totals as non-college students psychedelic use] in 2020, while alcohol fell 6%. “Historically, college students have reported the highest levels of binge drinking compared to same-aged youth who are not enrolled in college. This is the first year where binge drinking was similar between the two groups,” Schulenberg…

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…[substance testing/drug checking] as clubs reopen…

There is an absolute need to raise awareness amongst young people around drug checking. …which can be done effectively through drug checking services. If the strength of a drug is known, individuals can choose to reduce harm by consuming less. Drug checking must be taken up to prevent… tragic deaths. Original Article (Volteface)Tragic deaths in…

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Why… love… [consciousness expansion]

Drugs are whatever the government says they are. And for a long time, the government has classified them in a deeply dishonest and cynical way. We call this absurdity “the drug war.” But here’s the good news (especially if you’re one of the groups victimized by it): The drug war is dying.  One way to determine…

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Creating scarcity…

…legislating at the state level is different than local cities[?]… the idea that another human or government can intervene in this unalienable and sacred birthright seems ludicrous, as ludicrous as if the government suddenly suggested it would control and limit the number of times a parent could hug their child. Few things seem as fundamentally…

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…frontiers in the law of psychedelics

The state of the law on psychedelic substances is in flux. Not only are more and more jurisdictions decriminalizing the use of psychedelics for recreational purposes, but it appears that psychedelic substances are the new horizon… Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound produced by over 200 species of mushrooms. Psilocybin is currently categorized as a…

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..falling in love with psychedelics…

…the most important thing to remember about all drugs is that they offer both opportunities and risks.  What we really need… is new kinds of social norms that can guide the use of drugs without falling back on prohibitionist moralising… it appears the war on drugs is petering out… though that the view from the…

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