Biography/Memoir

A ‘tidal wave’… psilocybin…

“Why is it that we go off and we fight these wars for our country,” Keller asked, “and we come back with these wounds, and there’s nothing for us?” Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, R-Montgomery, asked the same question… “Right now, veterans with PTSD have a mirage of opportunity. Yoga, service dogs, warrior writing, warrior photography,” Pennycuick said.…

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Anthropology

…psychedelic mushroom church…

One of the few places in the US where people can purchase mushrooms without being legally penalized or taxed, as long as they are granted membership… once membership is verified, members walk through an open room filled with about five royal-blue pews… The main attraction, the mushrooms, are in a room adjacent to the sermon…

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Biography/Memoir

Susi… the first woman to take LSD

She has been overshadowed by her more famous boss, Albert Hofmann, but Susi in fact had her own “bicycle trip” and made her own contributions to this history… even with the few available details, we can catch a slight glimpse of this highly curious, intelligent, and courageous young woman. On June 12, 1943, 22-year-old Susi Ramstein…

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Biography/Memoir

‘smart shop’ for… psychedelics

A small storefront… is bringing a taste… the chalkboard sign in the shop window advertises items… back at home, I begin a week of plant- and self-discovery… what you choose to do with your house plants… is your own business. …instead of the typical variations of cannabis, the shop is devoted to lesser known psychoactive…

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Psychology

How to change your ability to change

…”a single capsule of psilocybin in Oregon is going to cost $750,” was heard by Jon Dennis, Esq. Rather than a simple serotonin deficiency, depression can also be seen as a disorder of rigidity… this sometimes begins with chronic stress… restoring neuroplasticity could reopen the highway to health… as with many theories, this one is…

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Spirituality

…religious freedom in Oregon…

…courts and state agencies that are willing to run roughshod over Oregonians’ “rights of conscience.” “In Oregon there is no legal way to be a psilocybin religion, there’s no legal way to be an ayahuasca religion. There’s no way to be any type of Schedule I religion unless it’s a peyote religion and if you…

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Science

[Beer… coffee… fentanyl…]

….beer twice as expensive… That’s because the cost of a key ingredient, malted barley, could soar as…barley becomes harder to grow. The price of a six-pack in the United States might rise by as much as $8 on average, the study found… [coffee] six-in-ten of the known species of coffee are now under threat of…

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Politics

Patents… legal battlefront…

To be eligible for patent protection, an invention must be a “process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter.” Moreover, it must not fall into one of three categories of excluded subject matter, the so-called judicial exceptions to patent eligibility, which include laws of nature, abstract ideas, and natural phenomena. This animating principle excludes naturally occurring psychedelics, and the…

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Science

Anti-inflammatory effects of four psilocybin-containing magic mushroom [psilocybe & panaeolus] water extracts 

Mushrooms were grown and extracted with boiling hot water. Effects of the four water extracts on 15-LOX activity were determined… natural [fungi] with medicinal properties have been used to treat all sorts of inflammatory conditions and studies have shown that natural products have advantageous structural diversity over synthetic compounds, which thus make them a potential…

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