Medicine/Healing

Psychedelics delegation will confront… health ministers…

Cannabis and psychedelics specialist lawyer Paul Lewin explained to CBC News that the general sense is that the law is outdated and Shroomyz is “filling a void” for a medical need.  Toronto police recently raided the city’s first magic mushroom dispensary, Shroomyz. The store has reopened since, and the city is apparently not planning to shut it down even though it does not…

READ MORE
Psychology

Can psychedelics follow cannabis’ lead?

The psychedelics industry is similar to where the cannabis industry was 10 years ago as it fights for legalization in various countries. Retail establishments in the Netherlands that specializes in the sale of psychoactive substances, such as magic truffles, are called Smart Shops. There are an estimated 100 Smart Shops operating in the Netherlands, generating…

READ MORE
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…

READ MORE
Science

Love drugs might be the future of relationships

…a new wave of research is exploring the therapeutic uses of other substances such as magic mushrooms, MDMA and LSD, not just as party drugs but as real-life neurotechnologies that can act as a chemical nudge on the brain systems involved in love and attachment. …let’s not forget, love itself is also not to be taken lightly. Instead of…

READ MORE
Psychology

Microdosing with acid…

 …people are exploring alternative medicines to help them function and live happily in today’s fast-paced, tech-warped world. …people don’t like to drink anymore. People don’t like to be hungover. Alcohol is a toxin, so it does tend to be stressful for the body. We have other things to enjoy and alter our consciousness for fun…

READ MORE
Medicine/Healing

Psychedelic retreats offer healing only for the wealthy

Equal access is taking a back seat to exotic psychedelic retreats with exuberant price tags. Here’s why that’s a big problem… This is not opinion, but empirical fact…. after all, the luxury psychedelic retreat “eco-system” is that it offers “healing” only to those with the means and opportunity to safely consume psilocybin, ayahuasca, etc. without…

READ MORE
Psychology

…entrepreneurs and the resistance to old-school psychedelia

If strong psychotropic effects are edited out of the process – as [some of] these new companies are attempting to do – then the old-school psychedelic experience has been pre-empted as unnecessary… [some] entrepreneurs have pledged allegiance to… [some version of this] thinking. The resistance to ‘psychedelic’ goes beyond mere semantic squeamishness. Johnson and Johnson,…

READ MORE