Biography/Memoir

Oregon congressman… the trend will ‘continue’

“I still think these are the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Marty Clements says about the mushrooms. He takes a prescription bottle out of his bag, opens it and takes a couple of squares of psilocybin chocolate into his hands. He puts the chocolate back in the bottle and snaps the lid shut. Since Marty…

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Anthropology

2 men arrested following raid at Toronto dispensary selling magic mushrooms

Police executed a search warrant on Saturday [11/12/22] and arrested the two men. They also seized… dried psilocybin, psilocybin derived edibles… …have each been charged with possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking… Original Article (CBC.ca):2 men arrested following raid at Toronto dispensary selling magic mushroomsArtwork Fair Use: Andrew Gook

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Anthropology

Multiple cities… ban psilocybin-related businesses

Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dunes City and Junction City all supported the banning… The state established temporary rules for the product with permanent rules to come after Dec. 31 [2022]. Original Article (Register Guard):Election results: multiple cities on track to ban psilocybin-related businessesArtwork Fair Use: Mapoflanecountyoregon

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Colorado voters will soon decide whether to decriminalize 5 natural psychedelics

If successful, the Colorado initiative would represent the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever approved in the United States. The covered activities, which would not be subject to criminal or civil penalties, include “growing, cultivating, or processing plants or fungi capable of producing natural medicine for personal use.” Also protected: possessing, storing, using, transporting, or…

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Is America about to enter a new era of psychedelics?

In fact, local-based initiatives have even been leading local reform… now it seems we are on the precipice of a psychedelic renaissance, that could once again see the federal government joining the revolution. The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is federal law and this classification creates constraints on psychedelic research and access across different states, just…

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Psychedelic research and the real world

The problem is that in the real world… people with characteristics that would have excluded them from the psilocybin trial are common… exclusion criteria are not the only problematic aspect… of psychedelics, however. Another is the psychotherapeutic component of the treatment, which is currently variable, time-consuming and extensive. In the psilocybin trial mentioned… two therapists…

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Anthropology

…the ancients knew a thing or two about drugs

…recognition of the fundamental, positive role played by drugs and ecstatic experience may run contrary to the negative bias shaped by the backlash against the counterculture of the 1960s. Thus far, we find no ancient evidence for hostility or stigmatization. Instead, drug use seems to have been an integral feature of community life, as well…

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