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What mushrooms can do for N.J.: A Q&A with a psilocybin expert

New Jersey just launched its recreational marijuana industry three months ago, and now its architect is proposing that the state legalize psilocybin, the… compound found in magic mushrooms. The bill drafted by Sen. Nick Scutari allows anyone over 21 to use the psychedelic drug and to grow it at home – no prescription necessary… Original…

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Psychedelic mushrooms… on the Colorado ballot in November…

“Decriminalization isn’t a popular thing for companies and corporations and venture capital,” Rodgers said. “Decriminalization is for the people.” [Colorado] Initiative 61 would halt legal penalties for the possession, use, growth, gifting or delivery of these substances for people over 21. It goes further than Denver’s decriminalization initiative, which deprioritized criminal penalties for psilocybin possession…

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 DEA reverses decision to ban five psychedelics

DEA scheduling proceedings – terminated: “DEA is withdrawing the proposed rule…canceling the public hearing & terminating the pending hearing proceedings” The five compounds, all tryptamines, are: 4-Hydroxy-N,N-diisopropyltryptamine (4-OH-DiPT), 5-Methoxy-alphamethyltryptamine (5-MeO-AMT), N-Isopropyl-5-Methoxy-N-Methyltryptamine (5-MeO-MiPT), N,N-Diethyl-5-methoxytryptamine (5-MeO-DET), and N,N-Diisopropyltryptamine (DiPT). Original Article (Microdose buzz):DEA reverses decision to ban 5 psychedelicsArtwork Fair Use: Boston

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[UK] recreational drug users could have passports and driving licences confiscated under new plans in government crackdown

…crackdown on… use in society would also see casual users of cocaine and cannabis facing fines and having to attend drug courses. First-time offenders required to pay for and attend a drug awareness course… the proposals, which follow the publication of the 10-year drugs strategy in December, will be subject to a 12-week public consultation.…

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[Psilocybe mushrooms] federal update… here’s what’s happening…

The most recent report for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CSJ) produced by the House of Committee on Appropriations includes a novel section concerning psilocybin, where it demands a Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis concerning state, local and tribal psilocybin programs’ limits. More specifically, “The report shall: (1) review the impact of Controlled Substances Act enforcement…

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…talks…

White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta recently said that the Biden administration is looking at cannabis legalization policies around the country as it reviews drug policy reform proposals… the current plan to monitor states for clues about better federal cannabis policy is significant. “For the first time in history, the federal government is embracing the…

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American medical association adopts cannabis expungement resolution

The new AMA policy also calls for an end to probation, parole, or other court-ordered supervision for cannabis-related offenses that are later decriminalized or legalized.  The American Medical Association announced… it has approved a resolution calling on states that have legalized or decriminalized cannabis to expunge the records of arrests and convictions for marijuana-related offenses…

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