Anthropology

A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden

…psilocybe mushrooms are thriving in landscaped urban environments in the Pacific Northwest – which hints that their future is tied to people… the geographic origins of these magic mushrooms are similarly mysterious… genetic evidence points to… Pacific Northwest as their ancestral home… there is still much to learn about their biology, ecology, and evolutionary history……

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Hemp flowing…

In late 2021, Oregon State University received a $10 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems for a five-year study to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States… Hemp is a… crop for carbon sequestration, absorbing about 11,000 pounds, or 5 metric tons of CO2 through photosynthesis during…

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…natural psychedelics in the pacific northwest

Many activists and organizations all over the Pacific Northwest are pushing to decriminalize natural psychedelics… in addition to all of the other Oregon momentum, a movement is beginning in Eugene as well. When it comes to psychedelic mushrooms, the Pacific Northwest… they grow here all on their own. As we saw with cannabis prohibition, it…

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Oklahoma… psilocybin decriminalization bill

The state’s… House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 62-30, to pass House Bill 3414… it is also possible that the Senate could make changes to the bill, which would then require the House to vote on it again. …bill would decriminalize the possession of up to one and a half ounces of psilocybin… those found in possession…

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How mushrooms…

…get very clear about what your intentions are. If they’re about symptom relief, know that the mushrooms might ask you to go much deeper… Find your community first. Seek out others who are deeply engaged in their own healing processes… The American healthcare system can’t and won’t create the cultural container needed for this work…

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[Medicalisation]… sociological… psychedelic

A major concern for researchers, medical professionals and commentators alike is the potential disjuncture between for-profit business models and public health… both Democratic and Republican legislators have been submitting measures to support more research into psychedelics, with some even presenting resolutions for the decriminalization and/or legalization of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. Medicalisation refers to social…

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‘Magic’… ‘shroom’ capital

Collecting psilocybe mushrooms in Washington and Oregon remains illegal, punishable with fines and potential felony charges… the sheer abundance of mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest has been well documented, but the plethora of magic mushrooms… naturally in… the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S… grow… vigorously within this habitat. “In my research of growing… and…

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At Harvard, psychedelic drugs’ tentative renaissance

…even small fines continue to stigmatize psychedelics use and are a major cost for the economically disadvantaged, who are most likely to get arrested for drug possession… at the local level, however, decriminalization is more feasible… larger scale legalization can only be done at the state and federal levels. Currently, the federal punishment for psychedelic…

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Psychedelics industrial [medical] complex… psychedelic religions…

The Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board has been warned that the rise of a new psychedelics industrial complex could put psychedelic religions in jeopardy if Oregon fails to act… Concerns were also raised regarding lobbyists meddling in Oregon’s psilocybin programme… …the industry has already begun engaging in aggressive tactics… proposed a partnership between the Oregon Health…

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…psilocybin… movement… explained

…the scheduling of drugs under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) is largely political rather than scientific [or even historical]. This is unsurprising given the… roots of the War on Drugs… the perception that the War on Drugs is over is an illusion… [with entheogen-based] grassroots campaigns in over 100 U.S. cities… there are religious freedom,…

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