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Oregon psilocybin… impact on lower income [human beings]

The Oregon Health Authority’s proposed rules for legal psilocybin services in the state “may have a negative impact on lower income individuals,” according to the regulatory body… on the second page of the 44-page notice of proposed rulemaking… “…an appropriately regulated market… encourages members of the public to access psilocybin services through the ORS chapter…

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Federal marijuana legalization is stopped in its tracks

Critics of legal marijuana cite the potential for confusion among law enforcement agencies keeping up with evolving regulations, concern about minors gaining access to the drug, a potential drop in property values, and more for maintaining marijuana’s status as an illicit drug…. all in all, the… administration seems to be pretty anti-weed.… it seems increasingly likely that a bipartisan effort to…

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Mushrooms and other psychedelics gain foothold…

Fourteen cities nationwide have passed similar legislation allowing people to cultivate, use and distribute the psychedelics… there are no documented cases of fatalities as a result of overdosing on psilocybin mushrooms or entheogenic plants, according to the American Addiction Centers. Council member Luke Londo said the measure’s passage makes the investigation and arrest of adults…

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Open [now, four psilocybe mushroom dispensaries]

Ultimately, the recent rise of psilocybin mushroom dispensaries in British Columbia – and general lack of deterrence – shows a growing demand and a paradigm shift towards greater embrace of psilocybin throughout North America – mirroring the ongoing attitude shift towards cannabis and other psychedelics.  There are now four dispensaries that sell psilocybin mushrooms in the city,…

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Hazel Park becomes third Michigan city to decriminalize natural psychedelics

Hazel Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday [3/22/2022] to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants. The resolution defines entheogenic plants as “plants, fungi, and natural materials that can benefit psychological and physical wellness, support and enhance religious and spiritual practices, and can reestablish human’s inalienable and direct relationship to nature.” They include psychedelic mushrooms,…

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D.C. psychedelics decriminalization initiative officially takes effect

“It is declared the policy of this act to make investigation and arrest of adults [18+] for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the District of Columbia…” this is a notable accomplishment for advocates, as Congress has previously…

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[Natural] Oregon… [born] psilocybin

Small businesses and Oregon start-ups hoping to offer practicum training… …will not have immediate access to psilocybin like wealthy corporations.  Original Article (Lexology):Oregon psilocybin: licensing subcommittee updateArtwork Fair Use: inequality.org

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Oregon… offer psychedelics outside the health care system

“There are a lot of concerns about organizations outside Oregon trying to influence the process here and to stifle real meaningful discussion by people in Oregon,” said Mason Marks [of Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School] (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Once the regulations are clearly laid out, the company will…

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Magic mushroom dispensaries operating openly in Vancouver

In the City of Vancouver, buying magic mushrooms, in at least one case, can be as easy as ordering your morning cup of coffee… says city bylaw officers sometimes visit, his business license as a café was recently renewed. From the outside, the mushroom dispensary on the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside makes no attempt…

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New Approach PAC IP-59 & Decriminalize Nature IP-61

Two proposed initiatives. Under IP-59 [establishing regulated access by adults twenty-one years of age and older to natural medicine that show promise in improving well-being, life satisfaction, and overall health and the department shall have the authority to adopt rules that differentiate between natural medicines and that regulate each natural medicine differently… Local government impact.…

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