Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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Politics

D.C. psychedelics decriminalization initiative officially takes effect

“It is declared the policy of this act to make investigation and arrest of adults [18+] for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the District of Columbia…” this is a notable accomplishment for advocates, as Congress has previously…

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Biography/Memoir

Bank of America cancels account [of marijuana & psychedelics research institute registered with DEA]

A cannabis researcher who is waging a legal battle to reschedule marijuana in the federal circuit courts said that Bank of America decided to activate her institute’s bank account without explanation or recourse. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, the president and principal investigator at Scottsdale Research Institute [SRI], which is federally licensed to handle and grow cannabis,…

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Biography/Memoir

What [happened]… 550 doses of LSD?

The story of CB, a 49-year-old woman, and her roommate, who witnessed the event. CB had contracted Lyme disease in her early 20s, and by the LSD event, she experienced significant pain in her feet and ankles, routinely taking morphine for a decade… CB snorted… pure LSD – 550 times the normal recreational dosage of…

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Spirituality

LSD… benefits…

…there has been a huge uptake in LSD consumption. From 2015 to 2018, there was a 56 percent increase in overall LSD usage, a 70 percent increase for college graduates, a 59 percent increase for people aged 26 to 34 and a whopping 223 percent for people aged 35 to 49.  Mental health issues like…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic stocks have crashed

…the last 3 months, MindMed is down a 31%, ATAI Life Sciences, has plummeted 32%, and Compass Pathways, has fallen 19%. The carnage is not limited to the big 3 players either… It will take 3-5 years for these companies to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that their medicines are both safe and more effective…

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Politics

Big pharma seizes Brazilian market while medical cannabis bill is stalled

Before the voting of Bill 399, the Government, opposed to the legislation and to the regulation of cannabis cultivation in Brazil, tried to strategically  hinder its advance.  The Ministry of Health suggested and considered the incorporation of CBD oil into the Universal Health System (SUS, in Portuguese). The only concentration allowed, though, would be 200mg/ml.…

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Politics

…the FDA’s reluctance to approve medical cannabis

…the pharmaceutical industry spent $3.48 billion dollars on lobbying in 2020… here were 1,502 pharmaceutical lobbyists in 2020, 63.58% of whom were former government employees. So of course, when you have billions of dollars invested… you can ask your good ol pals at the FDA to approve all kinds of drugs. However, while the cannabis industry…

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