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…license moratoriums…

Two counties in southern Oregon have declared states of emergency related to cannabis… Law enforcement agencies found a slew of problems… including workers living in squalid conditions… Original Article (OPB):Hemp license moratoriums coming to 2 Oregon countiesArtwork Fair Use: Gary Halvorson

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Oregonians…

Oregon is the first state to allow the use of magic mushrooms, which have been used recreationally since the 60s in the United States. The legalization of psilocybin in Oregon is equivalent to cannabis, which was legalized for medical use in 1998 and for recreational use in [2014]. Magic mushrooms grow in the Northwest and…

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…bill increasing cannabis sales tax in Oregon dies

The 2022 Oregon legislative session will end without new cannabis taxes… legislation allowing city and county governments to increase local cannabis sales taxes from 3% to 10% died. During SB 1524’s hearing in the house committee on revenue, both Democrats and Republican indicated support for increasing the local sales tax city and county governments can…

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What are psilocybin spores?

Cultivating psilocybin spores is still illegal in much of the United States. Buying psilocybin spores with the intent to cultivate them, however, is illegal, except in Denver, Colorado; Oakland, and Santa Cruz California; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, [et al.] where growing, selling, and possessing psilocybin has been decriminalized. Original Article (Psychedelic Spotlight):What are psilocybin spores?Artwork…

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Oklahoma lawmakers pass psilocybin bill in committee

Currently, at least 12 US states are pushing for psychedelic reforms in terms of research or decriminalization. The momentum for psychedelic policy reform has taken a front seat since the beginning of 2022, with at least eight new state bills filed in the first two months (Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Virginia, Missouri, Maryland, and Utah) alongside…

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Microdosing psychedelics linked to lower anxiety, depression, stress… can it help?

An international study of more than 8,500 people from 84 countries shows a link between microdosing and reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress… [a recent study claimed “psilocybin” microdosing has no impact, however, the participants in that Amsterdam (Dutch)-based study did not consume psilocybin-containing mushrooms, but the species [sclerotia galindoi, hard nodules that grow…

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…decriminalization of [psilocybe] mushrooms and other plants and fungi…

…decriminalizes “the possession, use, cultivation, production, creation, analysis, giving away, and delivery by or between natural persons… psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline… and dimethyltryptamine” which the Initiative refers to as “natural plants and mushrooms.” Relatedly… [questions about] a change to the definition of the term “drug paraphernalia” to specifically exclude “testing equipment, products, or materials used,…

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Psilocybin… associated with lowered odds of having been arrested, study finds

…found that… psilocybin… people… reported significantly lowered odds of having been arrested for larceny, burglary, robbery, simple assault/battery, serious violence, DUI, and miscellaneous crimes. For their new study, the researchers analyzed nationally representative data from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey that collects information on drug use and mental health…

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