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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Anthropology

Colorado springs city council president, stands up for psychedelic mushrooms’ during decriminalization…

The president of the Colorado Springs City Council recently surprised everyone when he commended the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms during a City Council regular meeting, sharing a personal story about how… has positively affected his life. Decriminalize Nature is a national movement with chapters in cities across the US , all dedicated to the…

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Modern Culture

Michigan prosecutor won’t pursue most marijuana or psychedelics cases, ‘regardless of the amount’

A county prosecutor in Michigan announced on Tuesday [Jan 12, 2020] that his office will not be pursuing charges over possessing marijuana or entheogenic substances like psilocybin and ayahuasca — “regardless of the amount at issue.” For entheogenic substances, [Prosecuting Attorney] Savit’s notice similarly says it is ending prosecutions for possession or use of the…

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Psychology

How psychedelics could become the “new weed”

Although weed currently remains the preferred non-prescribed drug to people who suffer from different mental & physical illnesses, psychedelics are on their way to taking its place.  The same could be said about psychedelics, as well – numerous studies and personal stories so far have shown that substances such as ayahuasca… and… “magic mushrooms”… have…

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Politics

…decriminalize psychedelics under new state and local proposals

Behind the decriminalization measures emerging across the country is a growing sense that the decades-long war on drugs has failed… reform passed in Oregon is likely to fuel efforts elsewhere. Activists in more than 100 cities have expressed interest in enacting [decriminalize nature] reforms. …[at the state-level]… California’s forthcoming decriminalization bill would apply only to psychedelics, including psilocybin…

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Biography/Memoir

Washington D.C. decriminalizes psychedelic [plants & fungi] while Oregon decriminalizes all drugs

Natalie Ginsberg, director of policy and advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)… “Measure 110 is the first instance of the decriminalization of psychedelic substances MDMA and LSD in the country…” …MDMA is the psychedelic substance that people are arrested for most in the U.S.” …after the city of Denver previously became the…

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Science

DMT alters cortical travelling waves

These results support a recent model proposing that psychedelics reduce the ‘precision-weighting of priors’, thus altering the balance of top-down versus bottom-up information passing. The robust hypothesis-confirming nature of these findings imply the discovery of an important mechanistic principle underpinning psychedelic-induced altered states. The present analyses were applied to the first EEG data on the…

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Spirituality

Voters back more [plants and fungi]… and not just cannabis

Aa measure in the District of Columbia passed that would decriminalize psilocybin and certain other psychedelic agents… Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin [mushrooms] — or any psychedelic — for its citizens to consume. The state of Oregon voted… to craft a program allowing it to be administered in some form of therapeutic setting to…

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