Psychology

Seattle… entheogen enforcement and decriminalization resolution

WHEREAS, punitive drug policies disproportionately impact people of color and low-income communities; and state and federal scheduling of entheogens and other substances has served as a pretext for disrupting and criminalizing those communities and destroyed countless lives and torn families apart, this resolution is an effort to begin correcting the irreparable harm caused by the…

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Psychology

MDMA [sassafras] goes mainstream

From this brain state, a person can safely observe and analyze their circumstances, and begin to observe and resolve harmful neurological patterns. They put their brain into a state which allows them to begin rewriting its system of functioning.  I’m not opposed to drug use – though I was raised with the “Just Say No”…

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Psychology

Controversies… psychedelic

The concept of social sharing or decriminalized shared use is essential in psychedelic policy reform for several reasons. First, simple decriminalization for personal possession is insufficient to protect the most common dynamic of psychedelic use: a small group of people sharing psychedelics, often with a guide or group leader facilitating the experience… …the bill now…

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Psychology

Psychedelic decriminalization creating… opportunities

What was once a war on drugs has turned into a public push for the decriminalization and legalization of illegal drugs with potential therapeutic benefits… Now, the psychedelics… [are] in the spotlight, with states [and cities] across America looking to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. Original Article (PR Newswire):Psychedelic decriminalization creating market opportunitiesArtwork Fair Use: karode13

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Psychology

Cannabis use associated with increased decision making skills

A team of researchers in Europe recently conducted what they describe to be “one of the largest longitudinal European multicenter studies on the topic” of residual effects of cannabis use on neurocognition (decision making skills)… Decision making is not impaired when cannabis is used in moderation, and onset of use occurs after the age of 15. “We…

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Psychology

Home grow…

In 2016, the… legal clash between the LPs and patient collectives ended in a victory for Canadian patients. Namely that the right of home grow in Canada was challenged in court. Patients (at least in Canada) won the day… That said, the same could not be said of Germany. Indeed, the same month that Canadian…

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Psychology

Hooked on a feeling : The loss of community and rise of addiction

The class divide over the stimulant of choice: either to promote production or to inhibit escape, only furthered a sense of class camaraderie: a distinction that Engels and fellow socialists would ironically grasp onto. Liquor became the target of socialists while beer became their unifier for the working class. For an industrializing world, coffee fit…

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