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Ethical concerns about psilocybin intellectual property

It is critical to reconsider the neoliberal pharmaceutical approach, including basic science to clinical science, and the implications of its stated goals. In the case of psilocybin, for which there are now at least 24 registered patent processes… bioprospecting and biopiracy often cause conflicts, tensions, disconnection, poverty, and suffering in the communities… Depression is considered…

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…in praise of magic mushrooms…

It’s the latest wrinkle in the burgeoning food-as-medicine movement… …and the ongoing rollback of the war on drugs. In November [2020], [Oregon decriminalized personal possession of psilocybin]. Investors, for one, are tripping, pouring funds into more than 200 mushroom startups in the U.S. Original Article (Forbes):Forbes food & drink awards 2020: In praise of magic…

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City… urges [State] to decriminalize [grow, gather, gift] psychedelics and allow healing ceremonies

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday [12/15/2020] unanimously approved a resolution… the measure as introduced had included the phrase “decriminalize or legalize,” but [City Council Member] Gallo moved to remove the legalize part just prior to the vote. The vote is a product of activist-led efforts by the group Decriminalize Nature (DN), which has been…

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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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City… decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungi

City Council voted unanimously Sept. 21 2020 in favor of a resolution declaring… …that authorities won’t investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, buying, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing “entheogenic plants” [ayahusaca, psilocybin mushrooms, iboga, etc], or plant compounds. Original Article (AP & MSN):City of Ann Arbor decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungiArtwork…

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