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How the psychedelic community is coping…

That something we’re all missing is community. Like many persecuted subcultures, the psychedelic scene has already gone digital. Although, while we still can’t sit in circle and trip together, and the idea of taking shrooms with friends while wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and following social distancing rules sounds like a bad trip waiting to happen,…

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…psychedelics… climate grief?

…part of what psychedelic therapy [ie, particularly in clinical settings] seems to do for individuals is reconcile them to death. And that sort of acceptance is the last thing you want in a climate activist! You are less likely to objectify nature after a psychedelic experience. A high dose psychedelic experience often shrinks the ego.…

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…it is time to normalize drug counterculture in society

When we hear the phrase “dropping acid,” we immediately think of the counterculture essentials: flower print, Volkswagen buses and religiously-doled-out peace signs. In light of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, anti-establishment culture promoted several progressive ideologies, including environmentalism, feminism, gay liberation and even psychoactive drug experimentation.  Considered forms of radicalism at the…

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Psychedelics in your neighborhood

How may we legitimize our curiosity and excitement? I believe the power to do so is in the hands of the people. May we remain leery and methodological regarding the process of legalization, then, to the extent that it does not inhibit personal growth, freedom of expression, cognitive liberty, and the propagation of love. While…

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The psilocybin movement is like the cannabis movement…

There is a bona fide movement underway with psilocybin. Decriminalization occurred last year in Denver, Oakland and Santa Cruz, and that was just a start: nearly 100 other cities are looking at decriminalizing psychedelics. On the first track, psilocybin is moving ahead via initiatives and initiated ordinances, just like marijuana from 1996 to the present. The scope…

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Scientists confirm taking psychedelics at music festivals makes you happier

“We are encouraged that our study is consistent with previous laboratory findings showing mood benefits of psychedelics in healthy people and in patients suffering from anxiety and depression,” Crockett said. Those who drank alcohol or under the influence of drugs like cocaine and opioids didn’t report the “transformative experiences” psychedelic users did, nor did they…

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…microdosing kit…

According to Martin, while consuming larger doses of psychedelics (i.e. macrodosing) can be particularly helpful for people with mental health issues who are adequately prepared and/or under the care of an experienced guide, microdosing offers its own rewards. …as the psychedelics movement evolves and decriminalization efforts progress, access to this potentially transformative molecule will improve. “It’s…

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