Psilocybin initiative moves to signature-gathering stage for May 2019

On October 5, 2018, they got the go-ahead to begin signature-gathering. Signature-gatherers will have forms ready for prospective signers explaining the medical benefits and offering clinical information about psilocybin. The Denver initiative focuses on psilocybin mushrooms, which it defines as “fungal matter containing psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, or nor-baeocystin.” … Currently, the only way to legally consume…

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5 myths about psychedelics that we need to stop spreading

Psychedelics can make almost any idea feel like a life-changing epiphany, but these ideas need to be scrutinized post-trip to separate the gemstones from the fool’s gold … In order to use psychedelics to their full potential both individually and collectively, we need to be brutally honest about what they are, and what they aren’t. (eg. some people simply…

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Activists in Oregon fight for cannabis consumption lounges

“Most states already have an Indoor Clean Air Act, which prevents cigarette smoking inside,” Martinez tells High Times. “After legalization passed in Oregon, someone specifically added cannabinoids to the state’s Indoor Clean Air Act, so we would like to get that reversed.​The bill would not only allow stand-alone cannabis cafes, it would also permit licensed…

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A new front opens up: psychoactive mushroom decriminalization in Denver

It’s a new front in the crucial struggle to roll back the horror that is psychedelic prohibition.  There are now two fronts open. First, there is the laborious, time-intensive and money-intensive pathway to obtaining the federal government’s approval of psychedelic substances for marketing in interstate commerce (i.e. demonstrating to the satisfaction of the FDA that…

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…mayors demand social equity in marijuana legalization bill

But does soon-to-be-filed legislation do enough to ensure social equity under a legal cannabis system? The letter outlines seven policies that Baraka hopes will be featured in the marijuana legalization bill, which legislative leaders have said they hope to introduce and pass as soon as this month …  The mayors emphasized the importance of remediating the…

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The whole fungus : beautiful

Drug decriminalization is a rational and fiscally sound policy rooted in health and human rights. Governments throughout the U.S. and around the world have an indisputable moral and scientific imperative to pursue it. Not only does drug decriminalization drastically reduce the number of people mired in the quicksand of the criminal justice system – it…

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