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Pushes to make it easier to study [psilocybin-containing] mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs

Legislation [was introduced] on Friday, June 10, 2019 to remove a legal barrier that scientists say makes it unnecessarily difficult for them to study the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA. “Academics and scientists report that provisions like this create [stigma] and insurmountable logistical hurdles to researching schedule I drugs,” the summary…

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Leading U.S. prosecutors visit Portugal to learn about drug decriminalization

Twenty prosecutors from major cities across the U.S. are touring Portugal this month to learn about the successful implementation of the country’s drug decriminalization law. In Portugal, where all drugs were decriminalized in 2001, the prosecutors will observe the impacts of that nationwide policy, which according to research has reduced incarceration rates and improved public health…

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The first psychedelic mushroom conference was a mushroom school for the serious

The convention ran like any hotel seminar on its given subject. In this case, the subject covered the legal, scientific and medicinal benefits and challenges of possessing and taking psilocybin mushrooms, with experts giving extensive talks on their experiences and findings about the psychoactive fungi. Advocate Cooper Read, who volunteers with the medical psychedelic support…

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Justice under AG Barr began vast surveillance program without legal review – in 1992, inspector general finds

The secret program, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, ultimately gathered billions of records of nearly all phone calls from the United States to 116 countries, with little oversight from Congress or the courts. The DEA program… records – which numbers were dialed and when – allowed agents to map suspects’ communications and link them…

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A trio of growers puts considerable experience into ongoing development of cannabis strains targeting specific needs

“No one cannabinoid is a perfect solution. So don’t put so much emphasis on THC. All the plant’s cannabinoids and ingredients contribute to achieving desired effects.”  -Shane Yoakam  [Ray Bowser adds], “My dad was a grower, I am, and my kids now form a third generation of growers,” he says proudly … Adam Jacques has…

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