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New York lawmakers file [psilocybin] legalization bill for 2023

As New York begins legal recreational marijuana sales… state lawmakers have pre-filed a bill… State and local law enforcement would be prohibited from cooperating or providing assistance to the federal government for the purpose of enforcing controlled substances laws against activities made legal under the state law… make legal the “possession, use, cultivation, production, creation, analysis,…

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Psilocybin officially legal to possess and grow…

Governor Jared Polis issued the proclamation on Tuesday, December 27, 2022… Certain psychedelics are now officially legal to possess and grow in Colorado under state law, with the governor formally declaring the results of a ballot initiative that voters approved… Original Article (Marijuana Moment):Psychedelics like psilocybin are now legal in Colorado with governor’s proclamation on…

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…easily decriminalize “shrooms”

In relation to public policy and political activism, the difference between incrementalism and passing internal pieces of legislation, within the larger goal at hand, is that one approach is counterproductive, while the other uplifts and creates positive change. Incrementalism is the false idea of a compromise that is not only counterproductive, but harmful to the…

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US CDC accused of bowing to drug industry with new opioid guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been accused of bowing to drug industry pressure after releasing new guidelines that doctors say put lives at risk by rowing back on warnings about the dangers of opioid prescribing. “The United States already has the highest per capita opioid prescriptions in the world, and our…

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Quebec first province to cover costs of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy

…two doctors have successfully billed the province of Quebec after completing psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy treatment for a patient with legal access granted through Health Canada. …a number of shops selling dried psilocybin and psilocybin-based products, like beverages and edibles, have popped up around Canada, including in Toronto… City of Toronto spokesperson told Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)…

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…efforts may herald… era for psychedelics

[US]… the fundamental issues of medicine, therapy, adult use, and schedule 1 drugs will all have to be contended with in some way… this is a huge boon for many supporters of criminal justice reform advocates and harm reduction efforts. Oregon was prohibited by the governing agency from requiring a diagnosis for access to treatment……

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Legalizing recreational… psilocybin-containing mushrooms

“People can grow it for their own use but they can’t sell it… We have both medical marijuana and legalized marijuana… strong supporter of both… this is more like the medical side for mushrooms and yes, there’s no criminal penalties if you grow it yourself for recreational, but what we are excited about are some…

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Oregon Measure 109… entirely fee-based structure

The section manager for the Oregon psilocybin services section… “this is part of our State agency legislative process within our executive branch of state government… also for clarification, for the upcoming session for 2023 Oregon psilocybin services has identified one priority and that is to sustain our budget as we’re transition from State general funds…

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[Oregon]; county commissioners restrict psychedelic mushroom businesses

Jackson County, [Oregon], commissioners voted… to block psychedelic mushroom retreat centers in rural parts of the county and allow businesses that administer mushrooms to customers in general commercial zones only. Some businesses have proposed creating mushroom retreat centers in rural natural settings like [Synthesis at] Buckhorn Springs Resort and the New Frontier Ranch east of…

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Psilocybin possession, use, cultivation, and sharing…

“What didn’t get as much attention was that Measure also legalized the possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin and other psychedelics for those who are 21 and older. There aren’t going to be retail sales, but people can grow these plants and can give away the product and so that’s very different from the…

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