Anthropology

…psychedelic mushroom church…

One of the few places in the US where people can purchase mushrooms without being legally penalized or taxed, as long as they are granted membership… once membership is verified, members walk through an open room filled with about five royal-blue pews… The main attraction, the mushrooms, are in a room adjacent to the sermon…

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…free… ‘magic mushrooms’… to celebrate

…handed out free… psilocybin mushrooms… from… dispensary… “Where mushrooms are right now is where cannabis was in the mid-90s, here at the storefront If you come in and you’re an adult… you don’t need a medical designation,” said Larsen. Original Article (CBC):Dana Larsen gave out free ‘magic mushrooms’ in Vancouver to celebrate 4/20Artwork Fair Use:…

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Farmability and pharmability

If there is already a regulated market for a specific drug, which is not causing significant harm to society, then alternative/social supply models (such as self-supply) could be considered as an adjunct. This analysis is crucial for regulatory proposals rooted in human rights and public health while aiming for a noncommercial supply of different popular…

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A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden

…psilocybe mushrooms are thriving in landscaped urban environments in the Pacific Northwest – which hints that their future is tied to people… the geographic origins of these magic mushrooms are similarly mysterious… genetic evidence points to… Pacific Northwest as their ancestral home… there is still much to learn about their biology, ecology, and evolutionary history……

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Hemp flowing…

In late 2021, Oregon State University received a $10 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems for a five-year study to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States… Hemp is a… crop for carbon sequestration, absorbing about 11,000 pounds, or 5 metric tons of CO2 through photosynthesis during…

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…natural psychedelics in the pacific northwest

Many activists and organizations all over the Pacific Northwest are pushing to decriminalize natural psychedelics… in addition to all of the other Oregon momentum, a movement is beginning in Eugene as well. When it comes to psychedelic mushrooms, the Pacific Northwest… they grow here all on their own. As we saw with cannabis prohibition, it…

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Oklahoma… psilocybin decriminalization bill

The state’s… House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 62-30, to pass House Bill 3414… it is also possible that the Senate could make changes to the bill, which would then require the House to vote on it again. …bill would decriminalize the possession of up to one and a half ounces of psilocybin… those found in possession…

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How mushrooms…

…get very clear about what your intentions are. If they’re about symptom relief, know that the mushrooms might ask you to go much deeper… Find your community first. Seek out others who are deeply engaged in their own healing processes… The American healthcare system can’t and won’t create the cultural container needed for this work…

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[Medicalisation]… sociological… psychedelic

A major concern for researchers, medical professionals and commentators alike is the potential disjuncture between for-profit business models and public health… both Democratic and Republican legislators have been submitting measures to support more research into psychedelics, with some even presenting resolutions for the decriminalization and/or legalization of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. Medicalisation refers to social…

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