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Psychedelics as political players…

In a sense, psychedelics are belatedly following the other parts of the 60s counterculture that have been mainstreamed via commercials, fashion, lingo, music, and literature. Yet, for all the Baby Boomer nostalgia industry, a real hardcore part remained outside. And that’s because it preexisted the 60s but found, however brief, a public expression in the…

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Are psychedelic [plant/fungi]… the next… wellness trend?

The government is currently considering a petition that calls for the decriminalization of psychedelic drugs. “I feel more strongly than ever that decriminalization will happen,” says Trevor Millar, executive director of Canadian Psychedelic Association, “We’re 10 years ahead of where I thought we’d be at this stage of the game five years ago.” “We know…

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How [free, abundant access to naturally-occuring psilocybe mushrooms] can save the environment

The result is a scientific worldview that encourages looking at nature not objectively, not from the clean, well-lighted bench in the laboratory, but subjectively… there’s been mycological experts going back tens of thousands of years.  This evolving eco-consciousness is… a clear and profound notion of a transaction, signed by nature and humanity, an exchange between…

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Launches magic truffle [psilocybin] retail…

…magic truffle microdosing kits have begun… “a non-synthetic… kit to promote responsible use.” 5-gram kit of fresh… psilocybin truffles. “I went on record saying… would aim to have product on shelves by the end of Q3, 2020… have delivered and achieved that goal.” Original Article (High Times):Red light holland launches magic truffle retail salesArtwork Fair…

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Magic mushrooms… next

Psilocybin [known as psilocybe mushrooms] is following marijuana in legalization pattern, too, as more cities… move to decriminalize… There is a massive historical precedent with a growing number of the municipalities adjusting their laws on the decriminalization… largely in recognition that prohibition does not work for a myriad of reasons – good news for proponents…

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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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Why… grow your own mushrooms

One way to ensure access is for individuals to become psychedelically/entheogenically/ethnobotanically self-sufficient by growing psilocybin mushrooms at home… with Denver, Oakland and Santa Cruz all having decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms… home cultivation for personal use… by growing for yourself, you… reward yourself with the peace of mind of consuming something that you’ve been in full control…

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