Politics

Psilocybin [grow kits] laws…

You can legally buy magic mushroom grow kits and spores in Austria, then grow the mushrooms yourself. However, the sale and possession of large amounts of dried mushrooms are illegal. Anyone caught possessing small, personal amounts of magic mushrooms in Austria will undergo free therapy instead of being charged with a crime. Cultivating magic mushrooms…

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Politics

Making mushrooms…

“We do need to be vigilant,” Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, one of the biggest advocates for psychedelic policy reform in Congress… “Big companies are going to try and monopolize drug therapies with psilocybin and psychedelics, just like Big Pharma has attempted to patent everything in sight, and then spend more time and money being able…

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Politics

What does it mean…

This is the best way to explain it: Say you really love to grow tomatoes. You can grow as many tomatoes as you want, pick them, and make as big of a dinner as you want with those tomatoes. There’s no government oversight over how many tomatoes you can grow, gather, or gift. That’s because…

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Politics

Oregon… Measure 109… equity

While there is likely some local economic value in opting into Measure 109, the developing psilocybin industry is presenting regulatory and capital barriers that are already pricing out small and medium sized businesses… Measure 109 explicitly forbids local government from imposing local taxes. Creating a situation where only the most well capitalized businesses can enter…

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Politics

…psilocybin therapy opt-out

Dave: The introductory session to set the intention and to sort of get the parameters of what’s going to happen, the hallucinogenic session, and then the follow up seession… all of that is laid out in this statute you want voters to say yes to. In other words, it would be Oregon law that people…

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Medicine/Healing

…‘shrooms in Canada could make waves in the US

…lawsuit over magic mushrooms could help spur the wave of liberalization the nascent industry has been pushing for. The legal challenge came about collectively through the nonprofit’s board. The lawsuit challenges… make it easier for medical patients to get access to psilocybin, arguing that current regulations violate their constitutional rights. Brought on behalf of eight…

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Anthropology

…psilocybin, we speak to local expert

…when the option for micro-dosing magic mushrooms is available… What motivates… a big step… join the forces to promote another controversial drug? Oregon currently ranks the lowest in mental health illness – a fact backed up by the Mental Health America statistics showing Oregon at No. 51 for prevalence among adults and youths. Original Article…

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Science

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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Biography/Memoir

Inside the lab that’s creating enough psilocybin for everyone on Earth

“I like to say nature is always the best chemist…” says Alex Sherwood… [of] a non-profit drug manufacturer… gearing up to synthesize enough medical-grade hallucinogenic molecules to supply the world.  …what they’ve created is… replica of the compounds found in a mushroom harvested from the forest… FDA approval, and… mass production… Original Article (WPR):Inside the…

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