Modern Culture

How [free, abundant access to naturally-occuring psilocybe mushrooms] can save the environment

The result is a scientific worldview that encourages looking at nature not objectively, not from the clean, well-lighted bench in the laboratory, but subjectively… there’s been mycological experts going back tens of thousands of years.  This evolving eco-consciousness is… a clear and profound notion of a transaction, signed by nature and humanity, an exchange between…

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Science

The influence of society on the psychedelic experience

…expands the traditional meaning of set & setting in psychedelic therapy to include the broader contexts in which these substances are used. He calls this the “collective set and setting”: the broader cultural and social contexts in which these substances are used. This is something that pharmacological discourse has been reluctant to acknowledge over the…

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Science

[Using baker’s yeast] to produce ‘magic mushroom’ active ingredient[s]

Researchers… approach to producing psilocybin but used baker’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, rather than bacteria. The yeast expresses a key enzyme involved in the same magic mushroom production pathway of psilocybin, which doesn’t involve the need for expensive chemicals. During their production of psilocybin and psilocin through synthetic biology, the yeast also produced intermediate products – molecules…

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Psychology

Oregon… research… [neurodiversity exclusionism]

Some advocates… worry the use of the drug will be contorted for profit… the measure does not allow home use of psilocybin. “Oregon does tend to be the catalyst,” Dustin Marlan, an assistant law professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Law, said… psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound found in more than 200…

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Anthropology

How stigma created Japan’s hidden drug problem

In Japan, public shaming and stigma of those suspected of taking drugs has developed into a useful tool for the authorities to remind citizens of the country’s strict moral code on drug use: If you get high you are not just letting yourself down, you are also letting society down. “While Japanese society has changed…

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Modern Culture

Launches magic truffle [psilocybin] retail…

…magic truffle microdosing kits have begun… “a non-synthetic… kit to promote responsible use.” 5-gram kit of fresh… psilocybin truffles. “I went on record saying… would aim to have product on shelves by the end of Q3, 2020… have delivered and achieved that goal.” Original Article (High Times):Red light holland launches magic truffle retail salesArtwork Fair…

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Psychology

…[natural] psilocybin the new CBD…

Psilocybin’s natural origins make it more desirable versus the chemical psychedelic compounds. The… landscape for psilocybin [mushrooms], is rapidly changing. Several municipalities in the United States have decriminalized it including Denver Colo., Oakland and Santa Cruz, Calif. The latest to join this small group is Ann Arbor, Mich. Original Article (Thestreet):Is psilocybin the new CBD?Artwork…

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Modern Culture

Magic mushrooms… next

Psilocybin [known as psilocybe mushrooms] is following marijuana in legalization pattern, too, as more cities… move to decriminalize… There is a massive historical precedent with a growing number of the municipalities adjusting their laws on the decriminalization… largely in recognition that prohibition does not work for a myriad of reasons – good news for proponents…

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Anthropology

Power… responsibility… psychedelic

For centuries, psychedelic substances have been used by Indigenous communities for community… purposes that continue in the present day. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act… When colonizers reached the North and South American continents, they demonized the use of plant medicines. “The strategy and tactics of European colonizers … was based…

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