Politics

…first step to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms…

…revise State drug laws to decriminalize the “personal possession, storage, use, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution in personal possession amounts without profit, transport, and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms” by individuals 18 and older. The proposal also says it applies to “any person younger than 18 with parental or guardian consent.” Otherwise, the maximum punishment for a psilocybin…

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Politics

Oakland city council effectively decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms [and other entheogenic plants]

Oakland’s resolution is broader than Denver’s. Denver’s initiative decriminalized the use and possession of mushrooms containing the compound psilocybin, whereas Oakland’s refers to “entheogenic plants” in general, which includes the mushrooms and other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances. The resolution says city money will not be used “to assist in the enforcement of laws…

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Biography/Memoir

Psilocybin is headed for the mainstream… it’s bringing the problems of Big Pharma with it

“That’s the case with the pharmaceutical industry time and time again: good intentions are marred by the drive to maximize revenue.” -Adam Winstock, MD (University College London, an addiction medicine specialist and founder of the Global Drug Survey.) While psilocybin is a naturally occurring molecule, the chemistry to develop a standardized synthetic version deemed safe…

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Biography/Memoir

One of Purdue Pharma’s owners, dies… amid a slew of multi-million dollar lawsuits against her family’s company

The Sacklers have expressed sympathy but refuse to take responsibility for the nation’s opioid epidemic. US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain agreed to pause the lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler’s until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out. Drain gave the company, state attorneys general and lawyers…

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Psychology

Psychedelics are back…

“There’s a lot of data out there showing that too little serotonin can lead to habitual repetitive thinking,” Austin De La Cruz, Pharm D., clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, said. “An individual might think that they’re not good enough, no one understands them, no one loves them, everything is terrible.”…

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Spirituality

The whole-planet view

We are at a moment of profound crisis but also far-reaching opportunity. Much depends on whether enough of us can deepen our empathy for each other, build our sense of common purpose, and identity with a ‘larger us’ – one that includes all the world’s 7.5 billion (and rising) people, as well as other species…

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Biography/Memoir

Why he picked… psychedelics for his next ventures

“I think the intellectual property is going to be around dosage-control systems” for psychedelics like psilocybin-containing mushrooms, Linton said. Linton said people… wanted to “get rich quick.” “I’m cheering for the entrepreneur,” Linton said. “So I don’t want to cheer for an idiot.” Original Article (Business Insider):…who built Canopy Growth…Artwork Fair Use: eflon

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