Science

…alter your understanding…

…the social ramifications engendered by taking psychedelics have alarmed state security apparatuses, historically speaking… only 26 percent of participants attributed consciousness to plants prior to their psychedelic experience; afterwards, that number jumped to 61 percent. The jump for fungi was comparable. These impacts persisted with survey respondents reporting an average of eight years after the…

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Politics

Hazel Park becomes third Michigan city to decriminalize natural psychedelics

Hazel Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday [3/22/2022] to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants. The resolution defines entheogenic plants as “plants, fungi, and natural materials that can benefit psychological and physical wellness, support and enhance religious and spiritual practices, and can reestablish human’s inalienable and direct relationship to nature.” They include psychedelic mushrooms,…

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Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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Modern Culture

…statewide psychedelics…

…campaign… by Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… one-page measure would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate, gift and deliver psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline and DMT. Further, the measure says that it would be lawful to conduct psychedelics services for guidance, therapy and harm reduction and spiritual purposes with or without accepting payment. It would…

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Politics

…decriminalization of [psilocybe] mushrooms and other plants and fungi…

…decriminalizes “the possession, use, cultivation, production, creation, analysis, giving away, and delivery by or between natural persons… psilocybin, psilocyn, ibogaine, mescaline… and dimethyltryptamine” which the Initiative refers to as “natural plants and mushrooms.” Relatedly… [questions about] a change to the definition of the term “drug paraphernalia” to specifically exclude “testing equipment, products, or materials used,…

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Medicine/Healing

…ayahuasca healing ceremonies… [and neuroticism]?

Results showed that neuroticism declined substantially the week following the ayahuasca ceremony and remained substantially below baseline levels three months following the ceremony. “We found substantial changes in personality traits, particularly neuroticism, following ayahuasca use,” says Brandon Weiss, a psychologist at Imperial College London and the lead author of the paper. “These changes persisted over…

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Psychology

Could magic mushrooms be the next marijuana?

Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society (HVPS) was founded in January 2021… “We wanted to provide local advocacy, education and community support to foster the safe, equitable integration of psychedelics into our region,” Grauer said. “We want to make sure it’s decriminalized, regulated and legalized, and we also want to make sure everyone is as safe as…

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Medicine/Healing

Will the magic of psychedelics transform psychiatry?

Unfounded claims that psychedelic drugs have no medical uses, as the US Congress once declared, and are fundamentally dangerous, kept research endeavours in a straitjacket… Decriminalize Nature, which argues humans have an unalienable right to develop their own relationship with natural plants, persuaded US authorities in half a dozen municipalities, including Washington DC, to decriminalise…

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Politics

[US City of] Arcata decriminalizes psychedelics

The City Council of Arcata made the decision unanimously to decriminalize the personal possession and growing of psychedelics… Danielle Daniel, Lead Organizer of Decriminalize Nature Humboldt… “The Arcata City Council’s decision to decriminalize entheogens within city limits was both courageous and honorable.. with decriminalization more Arcata residents will have access to the support they need to heal…

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