Politics

…the covered activities include…

The covered activities include “growing, cultivating, or processing plants or fungi capable of producing natural medicine for personal use.” The initiative also eliminates civil and criminal penalties for possessing, storing, using, transporting, or obtaining the listed psychedelics or distributing them to adults 21 or older “without remuneration.” All of the psychedelics covered by Proposition 122…

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Biography/Memoir

Coloradans… psilocybin… access model…

Alan Floyd is a cancer patient who uses psilocybin under the federal Right to Try Act. Floyd said traditional pharmaceuticals did not work for him, and that some even made him suicidal. However, he found some solace in psychedelic mushroom capsules. “The way we’ve defined personal use, and that we’re approaching decriminalization, is that individuals…

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Politics

Pot prohibition continues collapsing, and psychedelic bans could be next

…people might use psychedelics for fun. Judging from the election returns so far, Coloradans have decided… they can live with. Colorado seems to be forging ahead. If its lead holds up, Colorado’s Proposition 122 will eliminate civil and criminal penalties for a wide range of noncommercial conduct related to consumption of five natural psychedelics: psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine,…

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Biography/Memoir

Psychedelics can treat ptsd, so should they be given to soldiers?

Another question is whether they’d even want to fight. “Would people all become hippies and leave the military? I don’t think that’s the case. There’s something noble about defending others and defending your country. Some people will choose to serve and some will not,” said Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic…

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Medicine/Healing

How psychedelics can transform end-of-life care

More than two dozen other states and the U.S. House of Representatives are also grappling with their own versions of psychedelic legislation… the end of life is not only a universal experience, we also know it’s one where psychedelic medicines can spur a massive paradigm shift in how we provide care. The human body and…

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Anthropology

Multiple cities… ban psilocybin-related businesses

Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dunes City and Junction City all supported the banning… The state established temporary rules for the product with permanent rules to come after Dec. 31 [2022]. Original Article (Register Guard):Election results: multiple cities on track to ban psilocybin-related businessesArtwork Fair Use: Mapoflanecountyoregon

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Psychology

Researchers look to psychedelics to transform mental healthcare

As an operator who has worked in the psychedelics space for… years, I have been exposed to every facet of the industry. The U.S. state of Oregon has voted to legalize [adult-use] psilocybin… on the regulation and policy side… a more favorable regulatory and social landscape is helping psychedelic startups gain a foothold in this…

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Science

The harms of psychedelics need to be put into context

The rising popularity of these drugs has changed people’s baseline perceptions of them, which in turn can raise expectations going into a trial. A psychedelic trip can be a challenging, even harrowing, experience, often with therapeutically positive outcomes – but sometimes with negative ones. That shouldn’t put the brakes on psychedelic research. But it does…

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