Biography/Memoir

…the swirling battle over psychedelics intellectual property

Carey Turnbull, a philanthropist who is a board member of several psychedelic non-profits including Usona Institute, created another non-profit, Freedom to Operate, to fight patents that infringe on existing knowledge. He believes Compass’s latest patent should not stand. “From FTO’s ongoing research, we understand that it is nearly impossible to crystallize psilocybin and not obtain…

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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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Politics

D.C. psychedelics decriminalization initiative officially takes effect

“It is declared the policy of this act to make investigation and arrest of adults [18+] for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing or engaging in practices with entheogenic plants and fungi among the lowest law enforcement priorities for the District of Columbia…” this is a notable accomplishment for advocates, as Congress has previously…

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Politics

Fourth Massachusetts city approves psychedelics [and broader drug] reform…

“It properly frames these plants as belonging somewhere other than Schedule I”, said [City Council Member] Owen Zaret… the resolution is non-binding and doesn’t require police to deprioritize enforcement of laws prohibiting psychedelics – as has been the case in other cities across the U.S… excepting Lophophora and animal-derived controlled substances. [City Council Member Thomas…

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Medicine/Healing

[Mushroom resolution]

“Thank you so very much for all of your openness to communicate about this. Under the directive of the city council to educate and gain community support, we have collected over 330 letters of support, of which I have 270 here in my hands, that we’ve been turning into the city council,” Decriminalize Nature Humboldt…

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Biography/Memoir

Bank of America cancels account [of marijuana & psychedelics research institute registered with DEA]

A cannabis researcher who is waging a legal battle to reschedule marijuana in the federal circuit courts said that Bank of America decided to activate her institute’s bank account without explanation or recourse. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, the president and principal investigator at Scottsdale Research Institute [SRI], which is federally licensed to handle and grow cannabis,…

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Biography/Memoir

What [happened]… 550 doses of LSD?

The story of CB, a 49-year-old woman, and her roommate, who witnessed the event. CB had contracted Lyme disease in her early 20s, and by the LSD event, she experienced significant pain in her feet and ankles, routinely taking morphine for a decade… CB snorted… pure LSD – 550 times the normal recreational dosage of…

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Spirituality

LSD… benefits…

…there has been a huge uptake in LSD consumption. From 2015 to 2018, there was a 56 percent increase in overall LSD usage, a 70 percent increase for college graduates, a 59 percent increase for people aged 26 to 34 and a whopping 223 percent for people aged 35 to 49.  Mental health issues like…

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