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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Psychology

…just handed a major opportunity to the movement

He is ready, on the basis of an alleged therapeutic use reported in preliminary research, to cause federal law to defer to a popular vote (under local law, not even state law) that changes the legal status of a psychedelic substance. That is the length and breadth of the proposed amendment in its true effect.…

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Psychology

Decriminalization is just the start of real reform – and… users need to be part of the conversation

For… users, the potential pitfalls of [blanket] decriminalization are frightening and all too likely to happen. One fear they have about decriminalization is that authorities will drop criminal punishments, only to raise an oppressive regime of civil penalties – specifically, issuing tickets and fines… a fear is that… decriminalize [all] drugs, that’s where the experiment…

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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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Psychology

…revolution will not be psychologized : psychedelics’ potential for systemic change

…are better attitudes enough to save us from the dual colossi of climate change and fascist strongman politics? [Afterall] when psychoanalysis, the first major school of psychotherapeutic thought, arrived on our shores in the early twentieth century, its methods were quickly brought in line with our predilection for personal solutions… they take an experience about…

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Psychology

How to get the dose right with psilocybin truffles

Below, [they will share their] calculations to match the doses of synthetic psilocybin used in 4 major and influential studies to the corresponding dose of magic truffles. Synthetic psilocybin is easy to measure and dose compared to raw mushrooms, and is therefore used exclusively in clinical trials. [Sclerotium are psilocybin fungus grown underground and share the same effects/ingredients…

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Psychology

[Psilocybe] mushroom extract [appears] more effective than pure psilocybin in reducing OCD symptoms in mice

Anecdotal and experimental evidence exists showing that the entourage effect is also at work with the compounds found in magic mushrooms… In this study, the research team compared the effects of an extract from Psilocybe argentipes to pure psilocybin using MBB (marble burying behavior) and 5-week old male mice. The results of the study showed…

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