Biography/Memoir

Marijuana companies urged Governor to ban… home cultivation, document shows. [are cannabis/psilocybin companies doing the same, now?]

Home growing—seen by many as a commonsense policy that ensures access to cannabis for individuals who can’t afford retail prices, live too far from a dispensary or just want to flex their green thumbs— [And] has been a feature of almost all legal adult-use marijuana systems operating in the U.S., with the exception of Washington State’s.…

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Biography/Memoir

Purdue Pharma family profits from sale of resorts in regions plagued by opioid crisis

Richard Sackler did not comment for this story. Family representatives declined to comment publicly. Purdue Pharma, which created vast wealth for the family, filed for bankruptcy Sept. 15.  Some members of the billionaire Sackler family — the owners of Purdue Pharma, the company widely blamed for fueling America’s opioid crisis — will reap about $60…

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Politics

…Governor will pardon thousands of former cannabis offenders

Unlike the expungement process, which must be handled by the court system, executive clemency allows the governor to pardon or exonerate anyone who’s committed a crime. After the pardons are issued… Attorney General… will ask a circuit court judge to expunge the criminal records for every individual who’s been granted clemency. As a result, hundreds…

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Biography/Memoir

…looking to decriminalize

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, stated, “The potential harms associated with any of these drugs is worsened when people are pushed into a position where they have to produce, obtain and consume those drugs illegally.” Trudeau was asked whether he would be open to decriminalization in the context of the opioid overdose…

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Psychology

Why microdosing… should be [decriminalized]

Without a central tenant to either the cannabis or psychedelic movement, there’s no way to ensure these industries grow to be accessible or equitable. Why microdosing… should be [decriminalized and non-commodified access be made available]. How is it that in the cannabis industry, for instance, thousands of Drug War victims (mainly people of color) remain incarcerated…

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Psychology

[Thoughts on] how to do psychedelics without [hurting] yourself

…how do you ensure that your trip on psychedelic[s] is revealing of your soul and not corrupting of your mental stability?  There’s a high probability that you, now that you’re in college, will come across psychedelics at least once during your higher education… psychedelics (with their mind-expanding quality) fit naturally at universities where young people…

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Politics

Sale of magic mushrooms up for debate at Vancouver City Hall

The motion was questioned for hours… and was ultimately rejected. [A] Councillor suggested council work with police and public health officials to address businesses and dispensaries that may… selling psilocybin whole mushrooms… powders, tablets or capsules. Her hope was the group would file a report back to the city on criminal activity, possible public health…

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