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…forage… grow…

For many mycophiles, psychonauts, and avid foragers, the start of shroom season is the highlight of the year… unlike cannabis grown from seed, hundreds, if not thousands, of unique subspecies can result from a single multi-spore inoculation. …magic mushrooms can be found on every continent except Antarctica. In the United States, psychedelic shrooms can be…

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Is marijuana a psychedelic?

The first is more scientific. Simply put, you decide whether a compound is “psychedelic” by seeing which brain receptors the molecule binds with. If a drug binds with specific serotonin receptors in the brain, the 5-HT2A receptors, it is considered a psychedelic. If it does not, then it is not a psychedelic. So, based on this…

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Psilocybin… promise for treating alcohol addiction…

Alcohol misuse kills around 95,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, shortening lives by an average 26 years. “One of the reasons is to prevent it from being grabbed by other people who might use it to get a monopoly and make it harder for people to receive this treatment,”…

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Compass pathways sued for purported theft of psilocybin trade secrets

This action arises out of Compass’s misappropriation of highly confidential and sensitive, proprietary information that Terran and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (“UMB”) spent years and substantial resources to develop. Thompson kept his research confidential until he started filing patent applications “disclosing and claiming certain of his then-trade secret inventions”, in August 2019. As Terran…

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Psilocybin supply chain… production… explained

1. Whole Fungi 2. Full-spectrum psilocybin, 3. naturally-sourced isolated psilocybin, 4. biosynthesized psilocybin, 5. chemically-synthesized psilocybin. Original Article (Greentrepreneur):The psilocybin supply chain every production method explainedArtwork Fair Use: LKaiser1

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…alcohol study… published in the Lancet… finds only risks, zero benefits for young adults

The analysis published in The Lancet Medical Journal suggests that for young adults ages 15-39, there are no health benefits to drinking alcohol, only health risks. “Our message is simple: young people should not drink, but older people [ages 40+ without underlying health conditions] may benefit from drinking small amounts… it’s important to communicate the…

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Restrictions on psilocybin ‘magic mushrooms’ are easing as research ramps up

Following the 1971 United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, psilocybin was classed in the U.S. as a Schedule I substance—defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Psilocybin production was limited, and a host of administrative and financial burdens effectively ended study for decades. “It’s the worst censorship of…

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Psilocybin microdosers demonstrate greater observed improvements in mood and mental health at one month relative to non-microdosing controls

To our knowledge, this is the largest longitudinal study to date of microdosing psilocybin and one of the few studies to engage a control group. In light of these methodological strengths, the comparability of our findings with those of prior research from diverse locations and with different methodologies suggests a relatively consistent association between microdosing…

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