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…ending silence around psychedelic…

Unlike community and underground settings with their implicit ethos of personal responsibility, reputational accountability, and “buyer beware,” drugs sold as medical treatments and administered by experts strip people of protective caution.  What’s new in the “psychedelic renaissance” is that, at a time when other medications have lost their momentum, pharma and the mental health industry are…

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Denver psychedelics [official psilocybin policy panel president &] activists… allow gifting and communal use

President of the city’s official Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel, said the purpose of the proposal will be to ensure that people “have the liberty to gather in private group settings to celebrate and commune with psilocybin mushrooms without worrying about law enforcement intervention.” Denver activists who successfully led a 2019 campaign to make the…

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Grand Rapids [Michigan]… decriminalizing psychedelic plants and fungi

In layman’s terms: you won’t get arrested for having, using, growing or gifting psychedelics. “This isn’t a decriminalization per say; it’s de-prioritization,” said Grand Rapids City Commissioner Kurt Reppart. “It’s allowing for what’s called the ‘grow, gift, gather’ model… outside of that, the rest of this is illegal.” Original Article (Fox 17):GR is getting close…

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H.878 [Vermont act to decriminalize medicinal, spiritual, religious and entheogenic plants/fungi]

Psychedelic drugs in Vermont; a grassroots push for legalization picks up on lawmakers’ effort. Bill H.878, introduced by [a] Vermont State Representative… would decriminalize “certain drugs commonly used for medicinal, spiritual, religious, or entheogenic purposes,” including psilocybin, peyote, ayahuasca, and kratom, “It’s a waste of society’s resources to criminalize behaviors that stretch to the roots…

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…bills on kratom…

Kratom is a plant… that grows naturally… an herbal remedy to help with pain, fatigue… But she worries about wording in the [Oregon] House bill that puts the Oregon Department of Agriculture, rather than the federal government, in charge of regulating it… …[and currently] believes that the federal Food and Drug Administration is the appropriate…

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Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substance

In 2011, Wada defended the ban on cannabis in a paper published in the journal Sports Medicine. Citing a study on marijuana’s ability to reduce anxiety, Wada found cannabis could help athletes “better perform under pressure and to alleviate stress experienced before and during competition”. Marijuana (cannabis) has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency…

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Psychedelic decrim bill SB 519…

[SB 519 proposes] language that would specifically allow someone who is providing for a group to possess, transport and gift far in excess of a personal amount…  …the hypothetical person noted in their letter who wants to gift a pound or two for group use is in fact clearly protected. For example, if a given group…

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…move to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level

For the first time in history… move… to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, proposing to the remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances… The bill automatically expunges federal non-violent marijuana crimes… The federal legislation would allow states to craft their own cannabis laws, just as states do with alcohol… a new federal…

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