Psychology

Canada is allowing people with [depression to consume & those with terminal illness to possess & consume] psychedelic mushrooms

The Canadian government is allowing patients who are not terminally ill to legally consume psychedelic mushrooms… Psilocybin, the active ingredient in mushrooms, is illegal to produce, possess, and sell in Canada; typically the only exception is for approved research purposes. But this summer [2020], Health Canada granted exemptions to people with terminal illnesses, allowing them to possess…

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Psychology

What psychedelic mushrooms are teaching us about human consciousness

Published in NeuroImage, their breakthrough study used real-time brain scans in humans to show that psilocybin reduces activity in the claustrum by up to 30 percent. This coincides with people’s subjective feelings of ego dissolution and oneness with their environment while under the influence of the drug. The less active the claustrum, the stronger the psychedelic effect…

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Psychology

US drug laws set for sweeping overhaul as voters choose decriminalization

Thanks to a push by drug reform advocates, in every state where the ballot was proposed, people voted to abolish criminal penalties for possession. In Oregon, all illegal drugs – including [LSD, MDMA] heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines – will be decriminalized, meanwhile psilocybin, or psychoactive mushrooms, will be legalized for therapeutic use – a historic first……

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Psychology

After permitting psilocybin for terminal patients… could open the door to psychedelics

Now, having sided with science and compassion, the Canadian government approved Tobin’s [56(1)] exemption – although the patients will still have to secure their own psilocybin on the black market.  But there’s an interesting parallel here: Section 56 is the same segment of Canada’s drug laws that allowed for an exemption of medical marijuana back in 1999.…

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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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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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Medicine/Healing

Parallels between psychedelic and digital mainstreaming

…no stranger to the psychedelic scene having collaborated with Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Mark Pesce, and Erik Davis. …the mental health epidemic as an externality of capitalism, and placing our trust in… cures [that generate profits at the expense of individual and natural rights]. Will [the current pandemic] be to…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelic, [entheogenics & ethnobotanicals are] going mainstream. Will it be accessible to all?

The politics around psychedelics are changing as well: With great effort from advocates, various measures to decriminalize possession [and cultivation] of certain entheogens have passed in Oakland, [Ann Arbor, Michigan], Santa Cruz, Calif., as well as Denver [Colorado], and similar campaigns are underway in… other cities, [such as Portland, Oregon]. Sara Reed, study coordinator of…

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Psychology

…just handed a major opportunity to the movement

He is ready, on the basis of an alleged therapeutic use reported in preliminary research, to cause federal law to defer to a popular vote (under local law, not even state law) that changes the legal status of a psychedelic substance. That is the length and breadth of the proposed amendment in its true effect.…

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