Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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Anthropology

The psychedelic renaissance… double-edged sword[?]

We must proceed with caution… with the world’s entheogenic heritage at risk, can the psychedelic renaissance make a difference? It only takes a quick search to learn about the atrocities being committed in similar places around the world. From land grabs in the Amazon to the bloody history of Wirikuta, Mexico, where the Huichol’s sacred…

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Biography/Memoir

Vermont lawmakers prepare psychedelics and broader drug decriminalization bill…

[State Rep. Brian Cina] previewed the proposal to deregulate plant-based entheogens in a video call this week with the group Decriminalize Nature… …would remove penalties around an array of plant- and fungi-based psychedelics, including psilocybin, mescaline, ibogaine and DMT. Original Article (Weednewshome & Newsbreak):Vermont lawmakers prepare psychedelics & broader drug decriminalization bills for introductionArtwork Fair…

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Spirituality

…bill aims to legalize… [sharing] psychedelics

Social sharing would also become legal. What’s more, the bill proposes forming a group that will tackle the issues of potential future regulatory structures for psychedelics; magic mushrooms, LSD and DMT would be legal… Original Article (The Fresh Toast):California bill aims to legalize some psychedelicsArtwork Fair Use: cogdogblog

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Politics

Proposed California Law would legalize magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs

In addition to allowing Californians to produce and use certain psychedelic drugs, SB 519 officially recognizes these drugs’ medical application… would allow the possession, cultivation, use, and “sharing” of most psychedelic drugs in California was formally introduced in the state Legislature on Thursday [Feb. 18, 2021]. …proposal follows several successful decriminalization efforts at the city…

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Anthropology

New California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, expunge criminal records

…measure would allow adults to cultivate, possess, distribute, transport, and consume magic mushrooms in California. A grassroots initiative is already gaining traction in California at the same time lawmakers are considering the decriminalization bill. Decriminalize California has set a goal of collecting 623,212 valid signatures to qualify the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative for the November…

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Anthropology

Hackers, mason jars, and the psychedelic science of DIY shrooms

Psychedelic kitchen science shares a genealogy with personal computing, both with roots in 1970s Northern California counterculture and its communalism, pragmatism, and eco-modern aesthetic. While these histories have diverged, reconverged, and diverged again, home cultivators and hackers still share critical attitudes towards science and technology—especially in their principled freedom from the norms of professional science…

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Modern Culture

Psilocybin magic mushroom dispensaries… a reality in North America

Fast forward a few years and many thousands of marijuana dispensaries later and the same questions are beginning to arise in the new psychedelics space regarding… legal retail “shroomeries”. Recent positive developments in the psychedelics industry have left many wondering if we’ll see [additional] dispensaries selling substances like psilocybin mushrooms in the future. In California,…

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