Spirituality

…key for [relationships with] psilocybin and psilocin levels

…seminal research studies on the mushrooms themselves serves as a reminder of the intricacies and adaptability of nature. …study analyzed the amounts of psilocybin and psilocin in P. cubensis grown under three conditions: bright, indirect lighting, dim lighting, and in the dark… The analyses were done using GC-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry)… Knowing that the amounts of light and…

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Spirituality

Cops raided and shut down… magic mushroom Church in the U.S.

They marched in, seized the church’s… [mushrooms] , and called in firefighters to bust open the church’s safes… To hear police tell the story… [it was] going well beyond what the council allowed by selling mushrooms. “The council said mushrooms should not be our priority, and they’re not,” said Oakland Police Captain Randell Wingate, who…

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Spirituality

Psychedelics activists unveil measure to legalize plant [& fungi] healing ceremonies [within city limits]

The group emphasized that it’s concerned about the potential for commercial exploitation of psychedelics, and so this measure was designed to promote community-based treatment… will cost participants next to nothing. “People have been healing from plant-based group ceremonies for centuries,” he said. “The solution we’re offering the city is to bring the ancient wisdom and…

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Psychology

Magic mushrooms should be made legal in the same way as cannabis… leading doctors say

Leading experts have called for a change in the law to allow ‘shrooms’ to be used in a similar way as medicinal cannabis. …over 100 species of fungi, induces temporary changes in mood by activating serotonin receptors in the brain… the ‘overdue’ move would allow thousands in ‘unnecessarily prolonged distress to access the treatment they both deserve…

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Spirituality

What do… medicine companies owe to the community

…a crucial part of the therapeutic power can be lost in translation when a psychoactive substance is removed from its cultural context… [given their historically and currently exploitative business practices and adherence to extraction and accumulation of wealth a prior to equitable healthcare distribution, compounded by an acceptance of both socialism for corporations propped up…

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Spirituality

What’s next for psychedelic decriminalization?

The movement to decriminalize entheogenic plants—psychedelics—is young, but has already succeeded in three cities… The force behind this tide is an organization called Decriminalize Nature (DN), who uses an open-source format to help communities all over the world start healing. Believing that entheogens should be legal and the exchange of them regulated, DN reverses the profit model…

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Politics

Psychedelics are making… [themselves known]

Hopefully, we’re not headed for a refried version of legal weed where venture capitalists with listings on world stock exchanges are hell-bent on turning substances that could be the key to personal growth, into a commodity. There are efforts afoot to relax laws around psilocybin [mushroom] use. And a number of court challenges seeking the…

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