Politics

Legalizing recreational… psilocybin-containing mushrooms

“People can grow it for their own use but they can’t sell it… We have both medical marijuana and legalized marijuana… strong supporter of both… this is more like the medical side for mushrooms and yes, there’s no criminal penalties if you grow it yourself for recreational, but what we are excited about are some…

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Science

What has the psilocybin renaissance taught us?

The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances assigned a safety score to psilocybin far better than aspirin. This score is based on toxicity along with effects of public health. Despite common minor side effects, it does not appear to be a direct health risk… wait a second and read the fine print – it…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon congressman… the trend will ‘continue’

“I still think these are the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Marty Clements says about the mushrooms. He takes a prescription bottle out of his bag, opens it and takes a couple of squares of psilocybin chocolate into his hands. He puts the chocolate back in the bottle and snaps the lid shut. Since Marty…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelics delegation will confront… health ministers…

Cannabis and psychedelics specialist lawyer Paul Lewin explained to CBC News that the general sense is that the law is outdated and Shroomyz is “filling a void” for a medical need.  Toronto police recently raided the city’s first magic mushroom dispensary, Shroomyz. The store has reopened since, and the city is apparently not planning to shut it down even though it does not…

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Politics

Move to decriminalize LSD in Berkeley under discussion

A project to decriminalize natural psychedelics that lingered for three years in the Berkeley City Council will come back to life in a few weeks. But unlike other jurisdictions that have taken steps to chip away at the national and state ban on psychedelics, Berkeley is about to consider an even broader proposal: one that could make it…

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Politics

Oregon psilocybin emails show secret data collection plans

I received a batch of emails from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in response to a public records request… sheds light on the secretive OPEN Project (the Oregon Psilocybin Evaluation Nexus), which aims to collect detailed information on the psychedelic experiences of all psilocybin clients in Oregon. Emails show that Todd Korthuis, M.D., M.P.H. plans…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon… mass pardons…

Kate Brown’s pardons will remove 47,144 convictions for simple possession of marijuana from individual records. Following the pardon, the Oregon Judicial Department will ensure that all related court records are sealed as required by law, according to the governor’s office… the pardoned marijuana convictions will no longer show up on background checks of public court…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic surge

“I am an advocate for psychedelics. I can’t help it,” explains 57-year-old Jacqueline Lopez, “I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that I thought to myself, ‘What are you thinking, Jackie? These are Schedule I drugs. You can’t just go around talking about them.’ But the science behind it is superb and I had seen…

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Politics

History has been made…

“History has been made this week. We proved to the world it’s possible to pass a ballot measure that not only provides access to natural psychedelic-assisted therapy in a responsible state-regulated… …setting but also protects individual and community-based healing modalities from arrest and many civil offenses,” Joshua Kappel, the author of Prop 122, said in…

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Politics

Psilocybin possession, use, cultivation, and sharing…

“What didn’t get as much attention was that Measure also legalized the possession, use, cultivation and sharing of psilocybin and other psychedelics for those who are 21 and older. There aren’t going to be retail sales, but people can grow these plants and can give away the product and so that’s very different from the…

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