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Travelers can now bring some CBD products on planes

The TSA now specifically permits “products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA.” Only those with a valid license to use and possess medical marijuana are permitted to carry it onto an aircraft. Original Article (ABC13):Travelers can now bring some CBD products on planesArtwork Fair Use: Science Explains

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Oakland council [discusses] decriminalizing natural psychedelics

Councilman Noel Gallo, who introduced the resolution, said he hopes that the decriminalization of natural psychedelics could help people with mental health issues … Council President Rebecca Kaplan said Friday she supports the resolution. “We need all the help we can get to deal with the mental health issues that we have,” Gallo said, “If…

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‘Legalization 2.0’: social equity becomes a key question

Some veterans of early state legalization campaigns have reckoned with their limitations. “We were overly cautious at the time, looking back,” said Art Way, the Drug Policy Alliance’s director in Colorado. “But it didn’t feel that way” when legalizing marijuana and ending many arrests were unprecedented goals in themselves. Original Article (Leafly):‘Legalization 2.0’: social equity…

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A Psychedelic Renaissance

While most studies have been small, and the understanding of how psychedelics operate on the brain remains limited, those driving the research can barely contain their excitement. Uncertainty about how drugs like psilocybin and MDMA actually work is one reason to avoid irrational exuberance about the healing power of psychedelics. Original Article (Chronicle of Philanthropy):A…

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Lawmakers schedule psychedelic decriminalization hearing in major city

…a major city (Oakland) in California is moving to consider a measure that [is calling] for an end to arrests and prosecutions of people for possessing additional psychedelic drugs such as mescaline cacti, ayahuasca and ibogaine. The investigation and arrest of adults for using, cultivating or distributing the psychedelics—sometimes referred to as entheogens—would be classified as “amongst the lowest law enforcement priority” for…

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What decriminalizing [psilocybin mushrooms] actually means

The win also maybe, possibly, clears the way for people to grow shrooms without concern for legal repercussions, but only for their own personal use… “One of the more innovative aspects of… [Initiative 301] is at the point where the supply equals the demand. [When] the consumer is also the producer—that form of production here…

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