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Psilocybin… next star in functional food after cannabis…

The Canadian government has recently allowed people in the country with terminal illness to posses and consume psilocybin mushrooms, and later granted 16 healthcare professionals the same exemptions. Over-the-counter [OTC] happened with some of the older medications — they were initially available at drugstores for prescriptions only… but… people with very specific medical problems, such…

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…forward with [Oregon measures 109 & 110]…

The Governor’s Budget invests $112.6 million to implement Measure 110 which decriminalizes possession of drugs and invests $5.6 million to begin implementing Measure 109, which legalized psilocybin for medicinal use as a potential treatment for behavioral health disorders… The budget recognizes the enormous need for behavioral health services and includes significant funding for substance use…

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Advocates… Federal marijuana legalization bill’s House passage

…its chances of becoming law this session are low… Senate isn’t expected to take up the legislation before adjourning early… To advocates, however, this is long overdue progress on an issue that has been sidelined in Congress for years. Reactions to the vote largely differ across partisan lines, but the passage of the MORE Act…

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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs removes cannabis from strictest category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday [12/2/20] to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said in a statement that it had voted 27-25, with one abstention, to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation to remove…

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…decriminalize psychedelics under new state and local proposals

Behind the decriminalization measures emerging across the country is a growing sense that the decades-long war on drugs has failed… reform passed in Oregon is likely to fuel efforts elsewhere. Activists in more than 100 cities have expressed interest in enacting [decriminalize nature] reforms. …[at the state-level]… California’s forthcoming decriminalization bill would apply only to psychedelics, including psilocybin…

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[An] Oregon [drug decriminalization] model

Decriminalizing all drugs had long been considered a drug policy pipe dream in America, where the story of the drug war is one of perpetual escalation… Oregon’s vote to decriminalize all drugs, making it the first state in the nation to do so, marks a historic turning point in that struggle. While criminalization has clearly…

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Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs…

The decriminalization measure will remove criminal penalties for low-level drug possession offenses… Under the proposal, the decriminalization provisions must be implemented by February 1, 2021. Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Oregon voters approve ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs and fund treatment servicesArtwork Fair Use: M.O. Stevens

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