Politics

Colorado’s… access to natural psychedelic

Coloradans will vote on a… ballot measure… …decriminalize for personal possession, growing, sharing, and use—but not the sale—the natural psychedelic fungal and plant… containing psilocybin; DMT, ibogaine… by individuals aged 21 and over… Original Article: ChacrunaWhy Colorado’s natural medicine health act is the right measure to access to natural psychedelic medicine: responding to critics of…

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Politics

…peyote… all…

The Navajo Nation Council is considering a measure that states the tribe is against the decriminalization of peyote… as states continue to decriminalize [and legalize] marijuana… If the legislation passes, it would put the Navajo Nation firmly in opposition to any state decriminalizing the use of peyote. The measure would urge all states to limit…

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Modern Culture

How… [Cascadia] has adapted to the psilocybin movement…

As the psilocybin movement… continues to grow… residents can now order magic mushrooms online, delivered right to their door… psilocybin is in a similar place to cannabis when considerations were first made to legalize the substance… Moms who microdose are among the fastest growing groups of followers in the psychedelic movement, according to industry observers…

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Psychology

The lazy stoner myth debunked…

“Our evidence indicates that cannabis use does not appear to have an effect on motivation for recreational users. The participants in our study included users who took cannabis on average four days a week and they were no more likely to lack motivation,” said Professor Barbara Sahakian, researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the…

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Science

…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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Psychology

…psilocybin transformative power minimizes suffering and allows a lasting sense of peace

Psychologists distinguish radical transformative experiences as “quantum changes,” as opposed to incremental behavioral-based shifts. But the two are not mutually exclusive. An epiphany prompted by psilocybin can give rise to a new enthusiasm, curiosity, or sense of wonder that can trigger behavioral changes. Psilocybin offers a route to an alternate view of reality, in which…

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Politics

…in [Oregon]…

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden announced Sept. 12, 2022, that Oregon is the first state to earn federal approval for Medicaid reimbursement of community-based mobile crisis intervention services like CAHOOTS that help people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Bruce Kelsh, chair of Cottage Grove’s First Presbyterian Church Earth and Social Justice Committee… Kelsh…

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Psychology

Get ready for the magic mushroom…

Even a decade ago, psychedelic drugs were limited to a fringe of mystics and experiential adventurers, just as they had been in Western societies for most of modernity. Today they’re approaching mainstream acceptance. It’s been a dizzying turnabout. Helping to drive the shift is a growing scientific literature that ratifies what the mystics have long…

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Politics

Oregon… Measure 110… in place

…85% of Democrats believe Measure 110 should be kept in place, while Independents agree by a +28-point margin. A third of Republicans (33%) believe that Measure 110 should be kept in place… We find shared agreement on this statement across partisanship, with 90% of Democrats believing that drug use should be addressed through the public…

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Psychology

Psychedelics… understanding… chronic pain

Living with chronic pain affects daily life and has social implications. Chronic pain can be associated with any disease that may be genetic, idiopathic, or traumatic. These drugs may not help cure all types of pain as the same drugs cannot cure all diseases. However, in chronic pain disorders, the patient’s life is impaired as…

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