Biography/Memoir

After FDA setback, psychedelic drugmakers distance themselves from a pioneer

A resoundingly negative vote by an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday [6/5/24] – though not binding – has diminished the chances of the sponsor, Lykos Therapeutics, from winning full approval for MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, industry observers said. But biotech executives, investors and researchers said in interviews that…

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Colorado Senate passes bill that could ban social media users who post positively about drugs – including legal psychedelics

The measure’s language… …“severely handicaps the emergent psychedelic ecosystem at all levels to educate the public and gives broad powers to a state apparatus to take legal action against individuals for expressing their opinion online,” says Kevin Matthews, director of the campaign in Denver that made the city the first in the U.S. to decriminalize…

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Compass Pathways… resigned…

They were the first company to take all of the practical knowledge and lived wisdom from philanthropically funded researchers, pivot to for profit, and meanwhile convince the leader of the most loved/popular mdma non-profit to do the same. Now we have COMPASS + Lykos… Compass Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) (“Compass”), a biotechnology company… announced that…

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…with ecstasy…

At first, the goal was to use psychedelics to heal veterans (as indicated by MAPS’s public relations between 2005 and 2012). Then, in 2012, Doblin shifted to suggesting that psychedelics might be used to heal traumatized active-duty soldiers. Now, MAPS’s founder calls for military recruits to be dosed upon enlistment. This latest turn was announced…

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…magic… psychedelics… social…

Sean McAllister of McAllister Law Office [in the State of Colorado]; Executive Officer of the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel and Decriminalize Denver legal advisor for Measure 301 in 2019 that removed criminal penalties for the possession and cultivation of psilocybin in the city… …the best way to stay out of trouble is to…

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