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…the way to… psychedelic…

At 28% usage across the population, psychedelics have penetrated mainstream American culture to a significant extent. It looks like those old D.A.R.E. lessons were every bit as effective as researchers expected: A 1992 Indiana University Study found that participation in the anti-drug program increased rates of “hallucinogenic” drug use among graduates. That certainly provided job…

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To the field

Whatever liberatory potential lies in psychedelics, whether medical treatment or spiritual awakening or simple joy, I am for. Whatever new traps and new prisons lie within them, I am against. All I can do is to try to sort it all out and to share information and perspectives that I think will help set the…

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With magic mushrooms, small businesses lead…

…who gets to capitalize on magic mushrooms – and how they gain access – remains a key question. The challenge for regulators is how to create a framework that will allow legal mushroom businesses to thrive against fierce competition from the underground. “We know there is an unregulated market, as well as centuries of use…

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Magic mushrooms… open-air market…

A downtown Vancouver beach became an open-air market for magic mushrooms… Most vendors were selling magic mushroom… edible[s]… Vancouver Police Department said up to 1,500 people attended the event throughout the day and there were no major issues. Const. Visintin said no fines were issued by police because “there wasn’t anything criminal that happened.” Original…

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Utah festival educates about power of fungi

Folks gathered over… Utah’s first-ever fungi festival. …interest in mushrooms is absolutely booming – from using mushrooms for composting in gardens, to the use of mushrooms as super foods, to the growing interest in micro dosing psilocybin, or, “magic mushrooms.” Original Article (ABC4):Utah festival educates about power of fungiArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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…community can learn… psychedelic…

…psychedelics such as psilocybin and LSD are relatively safe. According to Office for National Statistics figures there were fewer than 10 deaths related to the substances in the UK – not just last year, but back to 1993. Original Article (Proactiveinvestor):Second mover advantage: UK investor community can learn from North America’s psychedelic mistakesArtwork Fair Use:…

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…[psilocybe mushroom] philosophy

…psilocybin… center of an enormously influential movement that was (and continues to be) both a religion and a… political philosophy. …it was no coincidence that dominant political forces opposed such a substance… anonymously published a guide to growing psychoactive psilocybin mushrooms… the source of humanity’s first religious ideas and that entheogens would lead to “the…

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Ethnobotany…

At a time when even used bookstores are hard to find, one can walk into this quiet, magical world of unusual books, make a cup of tea and read all afternoon. The study of ethnobotany looks at the relationship between plants, humans and fungi over time and between cultures and therefore involves many interconnected subjects.…

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…stores are booming as interest grows… magic mushrooms, psilocybin and microdosing… growing trend…

“This is not an underground phenomenon anymore. There are businesses that make a living out of microdosing, and obviously that changes the game a little bit,” said Balázs Szigeti, professor at Imperial College London, one of the most renowned research centres in the field. Health Canada says the national Drug Analysis Service (DAS), which operates…

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…statewide psychedelics…

…campaign… by Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… one-page measure would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate, gift and deliver psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline and DMT. Further, the measure says that it would be lawful to conduct psychedelics services for guidance, therapy and harm reduction and spiritual purposes with or without accepting payment. It would…

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