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Psilocybin [grow kits] laws…

You can legally buy magic mushroom grow kits and spores in Austria, then grow the mushrooms yourself. However, the sale and possession of large amounts of dried mushrooms are illegal. Anyone caught possessing small, personal amounts of magic mushrooms in Austria will undergo free therapy instead of being charged with a crime. Cultivating magic mushrooms…

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Making mushrooms…

“We do need to be vigilant,” Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, one of the biggest advocates for psychedelic policy reform in Congress… “Big companies are going to try and monopolize drug therapies with psilocybin and psychedelics, just like Big Pharma has attempted to patent everything in sight, and then spend more time and money being able…

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…psychedelics efforts advance, ‘shrooms could…

…grew out of concerns that… lead to a for-profit industry that would end up making it harder for people who’d traditionally used psychedelic drugs to access them… support a ‘grow, gather, gift’ model, so it means you’re growing your own… “Once you create a market, and a legal, regulated access framework, what you’re doing is…

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Many counties are voting to opt out… [of M109]

…you won’t be able to purchase it and take it home, Angela Allbee said… if you were to just look at the map… you’ll quickly grow concerned and confused about the future of Measure 109 in Oregon. After all, didn’t the state vote “Yes?” …clients will have an opportunity to take psilocybin in a controlled,…

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Avoiding the power trip

Maybe most important of all… looking at what Timothy Leary would have called the “set and setting” in which today’s psychedelic renaissance is occurring. Is it one of love, mutual aid, and collective development? Or is it about control, profit, and further domination? This matters. …this dovetailed all-too-well with John Barlow telling the psychedelic internet that…

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Psilocybin microdosing… scientific [studies]

The new study is one of the first to use placebo controls, the researchers [erroneously, apparently] said. For their study, researchers recruited 34 people who were planning to start a microdosing regimen. For 1 week, some of the subjects got a half gram of dried mushrooms in a gel cap, and others got a placebo……

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Cities, counties will ask voters to ban psilocybin facilities

Measure 109 Implementation and Local Government Role. (Alex Cuyler, Lane County Intergovernmental Relations Manager)… this issue does not neatly fit into existing County Policy… under Measure 109, psilocybin-producing fungi is recognized as a crop for the purpose of a farm use, a farm, and farming practice… service center may not be located in municipalities on…

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