Politics

Psilocybin [grow kits] laws…

You can legally buy magic mushroom grow kits and spores in Austria, then grow the mushrooms yourself. However, the sale and possession of large amounts of dried mushrooms are illegal. Anyone caught possessing small, personal amounts of magic mushrooms in Austria will undergo free therapy instead of being charged with a crime. Cultivating magic mushrooms…

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Making mushrooms…

“We do need to be vigilant,” Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, one of the biggest advocates for psychedelic policy reform in Congress… “Big companies are going to try and monopolize drug therapies with psilocybin and psychedelics, just like Big Pharma has attempted to patent everything in sight, and then spend more time and money being able…

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[Psilocybe mushrooms] federal update… here’s what’s happening…

The most recent report for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CSJ) produced by the House of Committee on Appropriations includes a novel section concerning psilocybin, where it demands a Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis concerning state, local and tribal psilocybin programs’ limits. More specifically, “The report shall: (1) review the impact of Controlled Substances Act enforcement…

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Anthropology

…faith… in magic mushrooms

The long beard is the only outer marker of his new identity: Before pivoting to mushroom churches, Urquhart was one of the most powerful Republicans in the Utah State Legislature, serving from 2001 to 2016, with a stint as majority whip in the House before eventually moving over to the Senate… Huntington and Urquhart also…

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Anthropology

Prohibited plants [and fungi]… justice in drug policy

Self-cultivation. Many… around the world are growing their own plants [and fungi], either illegally or within decriminalisation schemes… and in some countries organised in social clubs growing collectively for its members… they do speak to socioecological relationships that… emerge beyond those anchored in enforceable contracts, private property, and alienating bureaucracy – elements that underpin a…

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…talks…

White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta recently said that the Biden administration is looking at cannabis legalization policies around the country as it reviews drug policy reform proposals… the current plan to monitor states for clues about better federal cannabis policy is significant. “For the first time in history, the federal government is embracing the…

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Anthropology

What do zoomers like? Pot or shrooms, not booze

The social lubricant is no longer a liquid… Of people aged 18 to 24, 69% prefer marijuana to alcohol, according to a recent survey… consumers up to age 44 have a similar stance… the preference for mind-altering experiences doesn’t stop at pot… another research firm, found that more than 10% of Gen Z adults report having used…

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Anthropology

…mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“We always hear politicians say, ‘Hey, I support the veterans,’” Gould said. “Now is an opportunity to actually show that. And psychedelic modalities are the best way for you to support the troops.” Oregon legalized [and decriminalized for personal possession and appears to have substantial equity issues as of yet, unaddressed] psilocybin via referendum in…

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…senate president files psilocybin legalization bill that includes home grow option

The leader of the… Senate filed a bill… that would legalize the possession, home cultivation and gifting of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and older. …beyond creating psilocybin treatment centers… the measure would also make it legal for adults to “possess, store, use, ingest, inhale, process, transport, deliver without consideration, or distribute without consideration, four grams or…

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