Biography/Memoir

Psychedelic pharma’s big spin

…those who won’t tolerate paying ten or more times the market price for psychedelic materials… …recently we have… witnessed a stream of breathless announcements put out by psychedelic pharma companies who hope to cash in on the popularity of the burgeoning psychedelic healing category… even after the air hissed out of the psychedelic industry investment…

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Politics

Oregon officials’…

“It’s very offensive that in order to use what we have already been using, I have to go to somebody, pay ten to twenty thousand dollars [for training], and get permission,” said Elan Hagens, a member of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Health Equity Subcommittee. “We just need to let the process run,” said Jesse…

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Biography/Memoir

…company opens… licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facility

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly called magic mushrooms… The $14-million venture consists of two 10,000-square-feet facilities with a combined total of 10 growing rooms that can produce approximately 2,000 kilograms of dried psilocybin mushrooms a month… Original Article (CBC):B.C. company opens Canada’s largest licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facilityArtwork Fair Use: Andybremner2012

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Anthropology

…free… ‘magic mushrooms’… to celebrate

…handed out free… psilocybin mushrooms… from… dispensary… “Where mushrooms are right now is where cannabis was in the mid-90s, here at the storefront If you come in and you’re an adult… you don’t need a medical designation,” said Larsen. Original Article (CBC):Dana Larsen gave out free ‘magic mushrooms’ in Vancouver to celebrate 4/20Artwork Fair Use:…

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Psychology

…rapidly improve…

Despite a number of clinical trials showing that psilocybin can rapidly treat depression, including for cancer-related anxiety and depression, little is known about how psilocybin actually works to relieve depression in the brain. Now two recent studies, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Medicine, have shed some light on this mysterious…

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Anthropology

Farmability and pharmability

If there is already a regulated market for a specific drug, which is not causing significant harm to society, then alternative/social supply models (such as self-supply) could be considered as an adjunct. This analysis is crucial for regulatory proposals rooted in human rights and public health while aiming for a noncommercial supply of different popular…

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Medicine/Healing

Oregon officials’ rejection of rules… entheogenic practitioner recommendations…

For one hour, board members and Oregon Health Authority officials met privately with attorneys from the state’s Department of Justice (DOJ). Journalists were permitted to attend if they vowed not to report what they saw, but the public was excluded. …the board proposing rules for Oregon’s nascent psilocybin industry held a second-to-last meeting before making…

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Politics

Emerging non-medical state-regulated path

This path does not [appear to] currently exist in the United States… understanding the current legal status of psychedelics… Though, Oregon is actively in the process of establishing a model for psilocybin that would be like the state’s current medical cannabis system. It would be separate from the existing medical system and subject to an…

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Biography/Memoir

…will offer LSD to researchers at no cost

Carey Turnbull… [of Freedom to Operate & took Compass Pathways to court over patents] announced… achieved Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) standards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its LSD and will offer the drug at no cost to qualified researchers. The last FDA approved study of LSD in patients ended in…

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Politics

Canada OKs drug decriminalization test in British Columbia

Dana Larsen, a drug policy reform activist, called the announcement “a step in the right direction,” but said he would prefer to see development of a safe drug supply. “The drugs are still going to be contaminated,” Larsen said. “I think we need stores where you can go in and find legal heroin, legal cocaine…

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