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A Psychedelic Renaissance

While most studies have been small, and the understanding of how psychedelics operate on the brain remains limited, those driving the research can barely contain their excitement. Uncertainty about how drugs like psilocybin and MDMA actually work is one reason to avoid irrational exuberance about the healing power of psychedelics. Original Article (Chronicle of Philanthropy):A…

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Lawmakers schedule psychedelic decriminalization hearing in major city

…a major city (Oakland) in California is moving to consider a measure that [is calling] for an end to arrests and prosecutions of people for possessing additional psychedelic drugs such as mescaline cacti, ayahuasca and ibogaine. The investigation and arrest of adults for using, cultivating or distributing the psychedelics—sometimes referred to as entheogens—would be classified as “amongst the lowest law enforcement priority” for…

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What decriminalizing [psilocybin mushrooms] actually means

The win also maybe, possibly, clears the way for people to grow shrooms without concern for legal repercussions, but only for their own personal use… “One of the more innovative aspects of… [Initiative 301] is at the point where the supply equals the demand. [When] the consumer is also the producer—that form of production here…

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[Psilocybin] mushrooms win support from Denver voters

The measure made the possession, use or cultivation of the mushrooms by people aged 21 or older the lowest-priority crime for law enforcement in the city of Denver and Denver County. Arrests and prosecutions, already fairly rare, would all but disappear. Voters in Denver, a city at the forefront of the widening national debate over…

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Denver decriminalizes ‘magic mushrooms’ in historic vote

The initiative… [will] not… [allow] the mushrooms to be sold under Denver’s cannabis businesses. “It’s a signal to the rest of the country that at least here in Denver we are ready to start remove some of these substances off the controlled substances list,” said Kevin Matthews, 33, who organized the decriminalization campaign. “A lot…

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Denver just voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Things looked bad for the initiative late Tuesday, as it trailed behind in the results. But on Wednesday, the final tally came in — and showed Initiative 301 had narrowly won with just less than 51 percent of the vote. Denver will become the first US city to effectively decriminalize mushrooms containing the psychedelic psilocybin,…

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Denver Elections releases Decriminalize Denver results

*Four Mesoamerican mushroom stones, each nearly two thousand years old, in nocturnal contemplation *Psilocybin pelliculosa sharing the same habitat with deadly Galerinas. Initiated Ordinance 301 Yes/For: 89,320 votes at 50.56%No/Against: 87,341 votes at 49.44% Initiated Ordinance 301 (I-301) was designed to decriminalize the use and possession of mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound. The…

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