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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American medical association adopts cannabis expungement resolution

The new AMA policy also calls for an end to probation, parole, or other court-ordered supervision for cannabis-related offenses that are later decriminalized or legalized.  The American Medical Association announced… it has approved a resolution calling on states that have legalized or decriminalized cannabis to expunge the records of arrests and convictions for marijuana-related offenses…

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Biography/Memoir

[Experimental synthetic compound] COMP360 psilocybin

Hamilton Morris will be advising COMPASS on research related to new psychedelic compounds that could be developed into therapies in areas of unmet mental health need. Mr Morris said: “For over a decade, Jason and I have worked together studying the chemistry and pharmacology of psychedelics.” Original Article (Compass):Hamilton Morris joins COMPASS pathways to research…

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Biography/Memoir

[Experimental synthetic compound] MYCO-001

The Investigator Initiated trial is funded by a near $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, making this the first time in 50 years the U.S. government has funded a study evaluating a psychedelic compound for therapeutic use. The recently cleared grant-funded trial is led by Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.,…

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Biography/Memoir

[Experimental synthetic compounds] CYB003 and CYB004

“If psychedelics are ever to be integrated into modern clinical medicine, the usage protocols are as important as the medicines themselves. In this respect Cybin is a leader,” says Dennis J. McKenna “Cybin has assembled a faculty of top-notch therapists to lead its EMBARK program, which incorporates a multi-dimensional approach to therapies that enable them…

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Psychology

Is medicalizing psychedelics a step in the right direction?

Medicalization is often presented as the societal and individual burden of unnecessary medical expansion… Medicalization can also lead to problems where, when a new condition is identified as having a medicalized treatment for it, suddenly everyone seems to have it. And sensing an opportunity, Big Pharma begins promoting it. So is the medical community in favor…

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Biography/Memoir

Legalizing pot requires GOP support

Even if Senate Democrats unanimously supported a legalization bill, they would still need help from 10 Republicans to overcome a filibuster… The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017, sponsored by then-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R–Calif.), consisted of a single sentence that said the federal marijuana ban would no longer apply to state-authorized conduct. Its 46…

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…restoring wholeness

While our cultural mindset is deeply entrenched, with the engagement of the psychedelic community, a living system model of health becomes possible, anchored in nature, community gathering and healing centers, and local, living economies expanding and growing, like a mycelial network emerging from the detritus of an old consciousness. There is a growing spiritual void…

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