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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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Cannabis edibles… potent tips to make your experience more enjoyable

Cannabis is a beautifully complex plant that contains hundreds of therapeutic compounds known as cannabinoids and terpenes. When consumed these compounds work together in an interactive synergy called the “entourage/[ensemble] effect.” This means the plant’s individual therapeutic benefits are magnifying and expanding each other, so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum…

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…it is time to normalize drug counterculture in society

When we hear the phrase “dropping acid,” we immediately think of the counterculture essentials: flower print, Volkswagen buses and religiously-doled-out peace signs. In light of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, anti-establishment culture promoted several progressive ideologies, including environmentalism, feminism, gay liberation and even psychoactive drug experimentation.  Considered forms of radicalism at the…

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Psychedelics in your neighborhood

How may we legitimize our curiosity and excitement? I believe the power to do so is in the hands of the people. May we remain leery and methodological regarding the process of legalization, then, to the extent that it does not inhibit personal growth, freedom of expression, cognitive liberty, and the propagation of love. While…

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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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The psilocybin movement is like the cannabis movement…

There is a bona fide movement underway with psilocybin. Decriminalization occurred last year in Denver, Oakland and Santa Cruz, and that was just a start: nearly 100 other cities are looking at decriminalizing psychedelics. On the first track, psilocybin is moving ahead via initiatives and initiated ordinances, just like marijuana from 1996 to the present. The scope…

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Scientists confirm taking psychedelics at music festivals makes you happier

“We are encouraged that our study is consistent with previous laboratory findings showing mood benefits of psychedelics in healthy people and in patients suffering from anxiety and depression,” Crockett said. Those who drank alcohol or under the influence of drugs like cocaine and opioids didn’t report the “transformative experiences” psychedelic users did, nor did they…

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