Biography/Memoir

Oregon’s legal… psilocybin… [Jackson County]

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported that they do expect service centers to become operational later this year, but it will “take some time for all four license types (manufacturing, laboratory, service centers, and facilitators) to become licensed and set up operations.” [OHA-Psilocybin Manufacturing]; John Masri (approved), Justin Lundberg (approved), Jawant Singh et al (approved), Scott Wozniak…

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Medicine/Healing

US Department of veteran affairs (VA)… psychedelic… guidance to protect veterans who use… psilocybin

Ilse Wiechers, deputy executive director of VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, provided insights into the department’s thinking on psychedelics… …says the agency is keeping a “very close eye” on psychedelics research and policy amid the growing reform movement, and that includes exploring issuing new guidance to ensure that veterans are protected from…

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Psychology

What psychedelics can teach us about human connection…

… there is a new, tsunami-like wave of interest in the use of psychedelic[s]… as a compliment to traditional therapy, with new studies published weekly and research centers opening worldwide. This energy is picking up where research left off prior to policy changes in the 1970s, before which psychedelics had been intensively studied for the treatment of…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon psilocybin bills… [three in 2023]

[Three] psilocybin [related] bills [two psilocybin cubensis related (SB’s) and one psilocybin related (HB)] introduced for 2023… [SB 302, SB 303] & [HB 2831] which would repeal Oregon’s pioneering drug decriminalization law, and affect [Oregon’s] psilocybin program… [Rep. Kim Thatcher’s SB 302]… in the psilocybin context, the new law would only apply to manufacturers. [Psilocybin…

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Science

The microbiome and psychedelics: it’s not all in your head

Dr. John Kelly of Trinity College in Ireland suggests interventions to the microbiome could be used as preparation and integration phases of psychedelic journeys. The theoretical framework he presents even hints the microbiome’s established effects on mood might only be part of the story, [saying,] “It is conceivable that certain gut microbiota configurations and associated…

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Biography/Memoir

A word about Oregon… value

[Sen. Elizabeth Steiner is] seeking to enact legislation to require data collection [through an addition to Measure 109 called SB 303]. I do not know enough to comment on certain details, but on the whole, I share Mason [Marks] discomfort… even if data is “de-identified” or anonymized. As Mason points out, de-identified data still poses risks “because one’s…

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Anthropology

…counterculture wisdoms… the open source…

…counterculture wisdoms for whom these… were never “fringe,” but always foundational. In place… the emergence of well-capitalized biotech companies offering multimillion-dollar IPOs/pursuit of standardization… we emphasize the care and wisdom of the Indigenous and countercultural teachings – traditions that have made psychedelics available to the emerging corporate/research partnership in the first place… Original Article (Anthropology…

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Politics

Massachusetts; psilocybe mushrooms

…the following activities would not be unlawful for adults: “The possession, ingestion, obtaining, growing, giving away without financial gain to natural persons 18 years of age or older… …and transportation of no more than two grams of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine, and mescaline, excluding the weight of any material such as water, plant and fungi…

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Biography/Memoir

Seeking psychedelics? Check the data privacy clause

Angela Allbee’s acknowledgement that mandatory data collection, including collecting deidentified data, was impossible without passing a new law… Mason Marks [who] teaches drug law, constitutional law, and administrative law [and] served on the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board where he chaired its Licensing Subcommittee… received a batch of emails from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in…

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