Biography/Memoir

Compass Pathways… a psychedelic monopoly

COMPASS patent… compared to proprietary insulin formulations and asthma inhalers created to increase corporate profits… will share similar issues to “big pharma, big tech, big ag [agriculture], and other monopoly-heavy industries.” COMPASS’s attempt to dismiss the dispute against their patent… “Although Patent Owner does not address the substance of Petitioner’s challenge, after considering the arguments…

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Medicine/Healing

Hopkins launches clinical trial for psilocybin mushrooms

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound… it is found naturally in several species of mushrooms, it has been widely documented in a variety of cultures. [Reporters] reached out to the lead researchers [at Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness, which collaborates with the non-profit, Unlimited Sciences] of the clinical trial, but the institutional review board…

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Biography/Memoir

…[Synthetic psilocybin] drug-backer Compass Pathways files for U.S. IPO

The London-based firm filed to raise US$100 million, a placeholder amount likely to change, according to a filing Friday [8/28/2020] with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. …has seen a renaissance in recent years in the scientific community. Scientists can’t exactly explain why psychedelics appear to help patients. Emerging brain-scanning technology suggests the substances can…

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Biography/Memoir

…DEA and FDA blame each other for keeping marijuana illegal

…representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have each told him they’re on board with legalizing marijuana. And the agencies blame each other for blocking efforts to end prohibition. In a recent interview… was asked about his professional opinion on cannabis. The host of the popular daytime program of…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic humanities

On psychedelics, humanism appears to outdo itself: It overcomes its anthropocentrism and nurtures a general love of sentient beings… the magnanimity of psychedelic humanism [may]… do no harm to our exceptional place in the biological world: We will be the one and only animal that cares about all other animals and maybe even plants. A…

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Biography/Memoir

How red tape… [psychoactives] are buzzkills…

Advocates said a regulated… industry would push out the black market and generate more than a half billion dollars a year for the state… it’s not quite worked out that way; there’s the cost of operating legally, a major reason. For most people out here, the opportunity to participate does not exist. The barriers to…

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Biography/Memoir

How the “most normal person ever” became [a] face of a movement to decriminalize magic mushrooms

…after a few days of “microdosing,” she began to feel normal again… now that the issue is before the Board of Elections. Salvation [had] arrived in the form of a friend’s recommendation… speaking about the benefits of psilocybin mushrooms on mental health. This was not advice Melissa Lavasani, who holds two graduate degrees, normally would…

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