Anthropology

Magic mushrooms [in North America]

Magic mushrooms… a higher number of countries either have a more lenient stance toward them or are gradually opening up to the idea of decriminalization. These include: Canada- although psilocybin mushrooms are scheduled substances, there is an option to purchase psilocybin microdoses from a private dispensary that the government is as of yet not seriously…

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Anthropology

Why are shrooms illegal?

Psilocybin [mushroom] prohibition could fade away, effectively ending the “bad trip” that is the War on Drugs – at least as it pertains to shrooms. Prohibition hasn’t stopped American psychonauts from enjoying shrooms over the last 50 years though. [However, it’s Europe in] 2008, when the Dutch government launched a crackdown on magic mushrooms. That abrupt…

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Psychology

After permitting psilocybin for terminal patients… could open the door to psychedelics

Now, having sided with science and compassion, the Canadian government approved Tobin’s [56(1)] exemption – although the patients will still have to secure their own psilocybin on the black market.  But there’s an interesting parallel here: Section 56 is the same segment of Canada’s drug laws that allowed for an exemption of medical marijuana back in 1999.…

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Biography/Memoir

Health Canada approves license for BC company to grow psilocybin mushrooms

 …received a licence from Health Canada to cultivate Psilocybe mushrooms, commonly known as “magic mushrooms,” in their 7,000 square-foot facility. Under its Health Canada licence for the production and extraction of psilocybin from mushrooms, the company intends to develop standardized extraction methods for the mushrooms… “We are thrilled to start growing mushrooms at our laboratory…

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Politics

…psychedelics company… legally harvest magic mushroom

…announced the harvest of its first flush of psilocybe mushrooms yesterday at its licensed facility in Nanaimo, B.C.; received a license from Health Canada to grow and extract magic mushrooms as recently as June 2020 of this year. …says the fruiting bodies harvested in this first flush will be used in the development of non-synthetic mushroom extracts. “Our…

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Biography/Memoir

…magic ‘shroom harvest

…a Vancouver-based company, has completed the first-ever legal harvest of psilocybe mushrooms in Canada. the first publicly-traded company to be issued a licence from Health Canada to produce and extract psilocybin from mushrooms. “Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for literally thousands of years, and, hence, they are just that much closer to these…

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Anthropology

Congress debates… magic mushrooms [and entheogens]

[Rep.] Harris proposed forbidding Washington, DC, from implementing a voter initiative to make… [certain entheogenic plants and fungi] the bottom legislation enforcement precedence. Initiative organizers say they submitted sufficient signatures to look on the November poll. “Even Harris acknowledges the irrefutable science behind a few of these psychedelics,” mentioned initiative proposer Melissa Lavasani, who says…

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Spirituality

Barred from selling pot, Windsor man now giving it away

Not even two weeks after being raided by the Windsor police drug squad for allegedly selling cannabis illegally, the Compassion House was packing them in again this week, only now the pot was being given away. “This is what it’s all about at Compassion House,” owner Leo Lucier said Friday between truck runs of coats…

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Biography/Memoir

In emails, Sacklers fret over wealth, opioid business

According to Forbes, the Sackler family made $12 billion to $13 billion in profit from OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma—much more than what was previously known, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing court records. On Wednesday [10/21/2020], Sackler family members associated with Purdue agreed to pay a $225 million penalty to resolve a Justice Department civil probe…

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Biography/Memoir

OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, [indirectly “pay”] $8 billion, and will close the company

Twenty-five state attorneys general wrote to US Attorney General William Barr last week [mid-October] arguing against the plan to create a government-controlled company out of the assets of Purdue Pharma, arguing that the government should not be in the business of selling OxyContin. The company doesn’t have $8 billion in cash available to pay the…

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