Psychology

Psychedelic patents and pharma… drug reform advocacy

…drug prohibition is clearly one of the larger drivers of systemic inequality in the psychedelic industry, including many of the perceived problems of medicalisation. When a hospital or clinic is the only place people can access relatively harmless and common drugs, the problem is not just the hospital, the practitioners, or the manufacturer of the…

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Psychology

How psychedelics help with gender identity and transition

…psychedelic medicines may provide a pathway for trans and gender diverse people to reconnect with themselves and increase access to gender affirmation, thus reducing the need for gender affirmation from others. …the psychedelic community suffers from a highly gendered essentialized understanding in the physical sense too, where there are often two therapists in a room…

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Psychology

What psychedelics can teach us about human connection…

… there is a new, tsunami-like wave of interest in the use of psychedelic[s]… as a compliment to traditional therapy, with new studies published weekly and research centers opening worldwide. This energy is picking up where research left off prior to policy changes in the 1970s, before which psychedelics had been intensively studied for the treatment of…

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Psychology

…policy… lead…

In the wake of cannabis reforms, it appears that psychedelics may be the next target in the dismantling of the war on drugs. …new policy may set a precedent that moves… one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances, but historically these drugs were widely sought out for recreational and non-clinical purposes. And, if…

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Psychology

Oregon’s… psilocybin… [services…]… [Measure 111 – SJR 12]

The Oregon Psilocybin Services Manager… at the Oregon Health Authority is Angela Allbee… asked what kinds of complaints she’s hearing, Albee said she couldn’t discuss specifics but that the commonest complaint to the agency is “I think my neighbor is growing magic mushrooms.” State… has issued 200-plus licenses… [out-of-state] psychedelic tourists are checking out Portland,…

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Psychology

Magic mushrooms… safe

…the county containing [the Oregon State capitol], Salem voted to ban psilocybin services. A shop in Portland called the Shroom House [allegedly did]… shops in Vancouver, British Columbia [are] openly selling magic mushrooms. The police aren’t getting involved and are instead targeting violent criminal organizations that produce and traffic harmful opioids, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation…

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Psychology

Microdosing psilocybin for anxiety: How I ‘shroomed my way to better mental health

Today, we’re experiencing a shift in… landscape around psychedelics as some states and cities move to either decriminalize or outright legalize certain psychedelic substances… I set out to learn more about the actual psilocybin experience. …gummies tasted pleasant – no earthy aftertaste or grittiness – and I didn’t experience any jitters or stomach issues. In…

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Psychology

Can psychedelics follow cannabis’ lead?

The psychedelics industry is similar to where the cannabis industry was 10 years ago as it fights for legalization in various countries. Retail establishments in the Netherlands that specializes in the sale of psychoactive substances, such as magic truffles, are called Smart Shops. There are an estimated 100 Smart Shops operating in the Netherlands, generating…

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