Medicine/Healing

Mindfulness… psychedelics

The subject of integration is an important one. Many people experience some kind of spiritual enlightenment when in a psychedelic state, but are then subsequently dropped back down into their daily lives and find themselves at a loss for how to unite the two. The similarities between a mindfulness practice and psychedelics boil down to…

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Psychology

Controversies… psychedelic

The concept of social sharing or decriminalized shared use is essential in psychedelic policy reform for several reasons. First, simple decriminalization for personal possession is insufficient to protect the most common dynamic of psychedelic use: a small group of people sharing psychedelics, often with a guide or group leader facilitating the experience… …the bill now…

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Psychology

Psychedelic decriminalization creating… opportunities

What was once a war on drugs has turned into a public push for the decriminalization and legalization of illegal drugs with potential therapeutic benefits… Now, the psychedelics… [are] in the spotlight, with states [and cities] across America looking to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. Original Article (PR Newswire):Psychedelic decriminalization creating market opportunitiesArtwork Fair Use: karode13

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Psychology

Cannabis use associated with increased decision making skills

A team of researchers in Europe recently conducted what they describe to be “one of the largest longitudinal European multicenter studies on the topic” of residual effects of cannabis use on neurocognition (decision making skills)… Decision making is not impaired when cannabis is used in moderation, and onset of use occurs after the age of 15. “We…

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Psychology

Home grow…

In 2016, the… legal clash between the LPs and patient collectives ended in a victory for Canadian patients. Namely that the right of home grow in Canada was challenged in court. Patients (at least in Canada) won the day… That said, the same could not be said of Germany. Indeed, the same month that Canadian…

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Medicine/Healing

…[psilocybe mushroom dispensaries] harness the ‘magic’ of psychedelic mushrooms

…similar to cannabis prior to federal legalization… dispensaries in Vancouver are open for business. Longtime marijuana advocate Dana Larsen is among those who have set up shop. “Psilocybin mushrooms really remind me now where the cannabis movement was in maybe the mid-’90s,” he said. “There’s just starting to be increasing public awareness about the tremendous…

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Medicine/Healing

Over one third of US voters say magic mushrooms and other psychedelics have a medical use, new poll shows

With a growing body of research showing that psychedelic substances have potential medical uses, local governments across the US have begun to take notice.  A study from Imperial College London scientists released in April, for example, found that psilocybin… works about as well as a leading drug (escitalopram) to treat patients with moderate or severe major depressive…

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