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Psychedelics for…[neurodevelopment]

Psychedelics may reopen “critical periods” in neurodevelopment… A hypothesis puts forward evidence for a model of the co-evolution and advantages to the consumption of psychedelics by humans in pre-history. Four factors may have contributed to the inclusion of psychedelics in their diet: 1) management of psychological distress, 2) enhanced social interactions, 3) facilitation of collective rituals, and 4)…

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You can now consume, cultivate non-commercial psychedelics without arrest in Seattle

The city had already taken decriminalization steps when it comes to personal drug possession, having a policy to not arrest or prosecute in those situations. The new resolution aims to protect those who cultivate and share psychedelics for “religious, spiritual, healing or personal growth practices.” While the resolution passed, it is not an ordinance, which…

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Thousands attend… psychedelic shroom festival in Ann Arbor

Police reported there were no issues or arrests. Several elected officials joined psychedelic activists Sunday in rallying the crowd to get behind efforts to decriminalize… state Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor. “It does no good to criminalize these plants.” Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Burton-Harris told the crowd about their…

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Shroom delivery is now a thing

The educational component is what the activists in Colorado are focusing on through the Denver Mushroom Cooperative – an above-ground organization… leaders of the co-op go into private homes, helping people set up their own mushroom grows… And at a cannabis festival she went to recently, Melissa Lavasani [chairwoman of the Capitol’s Decriminalize Nature legislation,…

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Inside 9/20, the holiday for psychedelic mushrooms

Indeed, in a legal sense, psilocybin is following a similar trajectory to cannabis… just like cannabis activists did 25 years ago, its initial political gains are starting at the local level. In May 2019, Denver voters decriminalized psilocybin for personal possession at the ballot box, and a month later, Oakland’s city council decriminalized not only psilocybin mushrooms,…

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Psychedelic use on the rise…

This rise in the use of psychedelics is a [national &] international trend. …results from a survey that questions the general public on drug use, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, has tracked a similar trend, with 1.2 million 18 to 25-year-olds admitted taking LSD in 2019 compared with 317,000 in 2004 –…

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The worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream

It’s difficult to know how it will play out, but… it may be only the start of a significant transformation in cultural and scientific attitudes… how the mainstream will handle its trip isn’t clear. Outside psychedelic usage, more people have had mystical experiences than you might think. From 1962 to 2009 – the last year…

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[Psychedelic use rose 4% to 9%…]

…overall among college students, nearly the same totals as non-college students psychedelic use] in 2020, while alcohol fell 6%. “Historically, college students have reported the highest levels of binge drinking compared to same-aged youth who are not enrolled in college. This is the first year where binge drinking was similar between the two groups,” Schulenberg…

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…[substance testing/drug checking] as clubs reopen…

There is an absolute need to raise awareness amongst young people around drug checking. …which can be done effectively through drug checking services. If the strength of a drug is known, individuals can choose to reduce harm by consuming less. Drug checking must be taken up to prevent… tragic deaths. Original Article (Volteface)Tragic deaths in…

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